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#26 Mar 25, 2014
March 21 I heard my first robin. He was just in the edge of the woods near the creek, making it know to all others that he was claiming his "territory". Finally laid eyes on him that weekend, as I diligently watched for him and followed his voice.
Now I say "him" only for the fact that the majority of robins that have come this far north are most likely males of the species. They arrive first usually, 2-3 weeks ahead of the females, to stake out squatter's rights for an ideal nesting area. The male robin wants all to be ready and attractive so that when the females arrive he can hopefully attract many interested partners. Let me tell you, I've seen fights between the males and they are wicked brutal, yikes! But it's all what mother nature has instilled in them to promote the species and truly the fittest/strongest can and does apply.
I'm so happy to hear the robins again, very nice sound indeed.

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#27 Mar 26, 2014
Simply_Red wrote:
March 21 I heard my first robin. He was just in the edge of the woods near the creek, making it know to all others that he was claiming his "territory". Finally laid eyes on him that weekend, as I diligently watched for him and followed his voice.
Now I say "him" only for the fact that the majority of robins that have come this far north are most likely males of the species. They arrive first usually, 2-3 weeks ahead of the females, to stake out squatter's rights for an ideal nesting area. The male robin wants all to be ready and attractive so that when the females arrive he can hopefully attract many interested partners. Let me tell you, I've seen fights between the males and they are wicked brutal, yikes! But it's all what mother nature has instilled in them to promote the species and truly the fittest/strongest can and does apply.
I'm so happy to hear the robins again, very nice sound indeed.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah just heard my 1st Robin , hi ya RED where have you all been .... hope everything is well

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#28 Mar 26, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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huuuuuuuuum I'm a city dweller so when I see one it is about May
Tally, Good Morning-

There's an old superstition>

If you see a robin outside your front
door, it's the sign of a forthcoming death!

Did you ever hear that?

don't know whether or not it's only
an Irish superstition.

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#29 Mar 26, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Tally, Good Morning-
There's an old superstition>
If you see a robin outside your front
door, it's the sign of a forthcoming death!
Did you ever hear that?
don't know whether or not it's only
an Irish superstition.
I think it went back to Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham
every time Robin showed someone died and left their coin purse to King Richard.... ha ha ha ha ha

yes saw it in a Basil/Flynn movie

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#30 Mar 26, 2014
no Grace never did hear that expression ..some that a late going home Irishman would say ...I think
amy

Reading, PA

#31 Mar 26, 2014
I saw a Robin for the 1st time this Spring yesterday.

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#32 Mar 26, 2014
amy wrote:
I saw a Robin for the 1st time this Spring yesterday.
jo??????????
amy

Reading, PA

#33 Mar 26, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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jo??????????
No, I'm amy.

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#34 Mar 26, 2014
ive seen a few in the past couple weeks,
easy to spot in all the snow...
lol

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#35 Mar 26, 2014
amy wrote:
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No, I'm amy.
yes you are for now , seen that on the other treads ... who eill you be in an hour .... my fault ...you must be hell at halloween

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#36 Mar 26, 2014
The robin redbreast is a bird of Spring, a time of new growth and new beginnings. It flies into our lives on the winds of change asking us to weed our personal gardens and plant new seeds for our future. Rebirth and renewal require changes in all areas of life that have become stagnant and outdated. The robin redbreast teaches us how to make these changes with joy in our hearts. Its song is a happy one reminding us to let go of our personal drama and learn to laugh with life. If this doctrine is not adhered to those rejecting change are continually challenged. Difficulties arise and emotional discord can surface. Learning how to release our attachments to the old is one of the life lessons the redbreast helps us master.

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#37 Mar 26, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Tally, Good Morning-
There's an old superstition>
If you see a robin outside your front
door, it's the sign of a forthcoming death!
Did you ever hear that?
don't know whether or not it's only
an Irish superstition.
My grandmother used to say that a sparrow or any wild bird caught in the house foretold the same.

“*Merry Christmas*”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#38 Mar 26, 2014
PS: "After thought"
The robin gives *=* Turning over a new leaf *=* a whole new meaning.
Just watch one if you disagree with me.
Then there's the 'chicken'- It scratches all the leaves behind it and looks for new possibilities.
Nature is 1 of God's best teachers.

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#39 Mar 26, 2014
thought if you were a leaf worm where would you hid from a Robin under or on a leaf

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Greensburg, IN

#40 Mar 26, 2014
don't matter, it's a gotcha!

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