Crazy number of robins out today.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Crazy number of robins out today.
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 4:45pm

It was like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds outside my window today. For about an hour there were dozens of robins flitting around. Then, all at once, about a hundred of them flew away together and that was that. Not one in sight now. It was such a bizarre occurance! I guess they were traveling and picked our yard for a little break.

I have to admit I got my hopes up for a few minutes, wondering if it was a sign that spring was here. No such luck!


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 10:56am

Here's hoping they don't move north too fast --- it snowed last night and the temp right now is 12! Not a lot of worms out in this! I know that when they flynorth, they are fond of the "berries" that are on teh wild crabapples, even when they are frozen, but they won't last long if they get here too soon!

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 2:28pm

I often see scenes like that (not robins, but small black birds)....and there seem to be "hundreds" at one time.