They DO sing . My first bird of the year was a Robin singing its' heart out
January 1st! It has been an incredibly odd winter so I guess odd bird
behavior can be expected. We had a Rufous Hummingbird on Long Island until
two days ago.
>From: Holly Hungerford <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: [VTBIRD] Robins
>Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:36:42 -0500
>Yesterday afternoon there was a small flock of about a dozen robins in our
>hedgerow. I was alerted to their presence by what sounded suspiciously
>like a robin singing. Do they sing at this time of year?
>This morning at our suet feeder, I saw the Red-bellied Woodpecker again.
>We also have a pair of Hairys (spelling??) and a pair of Downies, four
>titmice, several W-b Nuthatches, House Finches, Gold Finches, Mourning
>Doves, Blue Jays, chickadees, Tree Sparrows, House Sparrows, cardinals and
>a number of rabbits, who hang out under the feeders at night.
>A dozen starlings were eating berries off the ornamental trees outside
>Friendly's on Route 7 in So. Burlington this morning.
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