A Little Visitor



This sweet Robin was hopping around our yard early Sunday morning.  And, not just this one, but many were coming and going.  I've always heard that a Robin is a sure sign of spring being on its way.  If this is the case, well spring is on its way in full force.  


Did you also know....

If a Robin stays close to the house in the Fall, a harsh Winter is on its way. 

If you break a Robin's eggs, then something of yours will soon be broken.  

Robins are thought to be helpful to humans, sometimes granting favors.  

If a Robin flies into your home, a family member will soon die.  



"Crimson Clover I discover, by the garden gate, and the bees about her hover, but the Robins wait.  Sing, Robins, sing, Sing a roundelay.  'Tis the latest flower of spring coming with the May."  

Dora Read Goodale  


Comments

  1. I wish we had robins around here. See one now and every great while. Maybe all of our hawks keep them away.

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  2. I wish they were a sign, i am ready for warm. My furnace never seems to slow down in this bitter cold. we had over 6 inches of new snow yesterday so I am hoping they get out and groom some ski trail today.

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  3. Thanks for the hopeful sighting. I've always loved robins.

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  4. I did not know this robin lore! Thank you--you know how I love this stuff :)

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  5. Well, I don't know as I'd agree with most of those robin sayings, except for the first one. Generally, as it warms up the robin show up. This one is a beauty. One thing I find strange is that I don't see many robins in this part of Florida and I'd think we have a lot of them during the winter.

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  6. ...back home today the poor thing would be covered with snow.

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  7. Sometimes we have 30 or 40 of them out in the fields - haven't seen one here yet, but it's really cold here still

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  8. Gosh all that folklore attached to one sweet little bird, thats a lot of responsibility 🐦🐦

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  9. Your robins are very handsome with large red breasts. Ours are smaller and cute with much smaller red breasts. They join me when I'm digging on my allotment, hoping to find a juicy worm :-)

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  10. A sure sign spring is on the way. (though not here for a while yet)

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  11. I hope they are on their way up here with some warm weather!

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  12. I do love the sound of robins singing at this time of year, as I associate that with better weather coming. I am now worried in case one flies into the house! Last year I was down at our new house painting the garage. I left the boot of the car open so that the dog could have a lie down. Later I discovered that a robin had been in the car and had left little gifts for me on the steering wheel and dashboard!

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  13. I love e watching the birds on my feeder and I have yet to spot a robin-yet, I see them almost everywhere when traveling. Lets hope when finally coming across a robin he/she is prepared to grant a favor (laugh).
    Take care.

    Velva

    Velva

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  14. I think I would stay down south if I were them.

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  15. We won't be seeing any robins for awhile as the forecast here is for snow starting overnight and continuing into Wednesday. Thanks for all the info about robins, interesting tidbits that I had not heard before, Michelle.

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  16. Good news indeed. Though it may take awhile before they arrive in southern Minnesotas tropical zone...:)

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  17. Robins, already! I think I'm ready for Spring!

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  18. Now I'm going to be on the lookout for them!

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  19. I think Robins are a sign of Spring whether they hang around all year or not. You just feel better when you see a Robin
    MB

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  20. My Mother-in-law (Lord rest her soul) was from Ireland and was full of interesting lore (old wives tales and superstitions) including several of the Robbin ones you included in your post.

    Be another month or two before we see our first Robbin of the year over here on the Wet Coast...

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  21. It is nice to robins return early but don't count on an early spring. I have seen them return here in February... which away ahead of their time.

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  22. Robins seem to carry the weight of all the people who wish for an early spring and they handle it well. This wee robin is a cutie.

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  23. Hello, our Robins are here year round. I love the photo, post and cute poem. I am wishing for an early spring. Enjoy your day!

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  24. I hope he isn't back to hopping on snow soon! We had a tradition in my family growing up in Wisconsin. We competed to be the one to spot the first robin in the spring and then my mom would bake a peach pie from the freezer, placed there in the heat of summer for just this occasion when we were canning peaches.

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  25. Hello! I'm visiting from Irish Garden House!

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  26. Oh geez, I brought some baby robins into my home because a storm left them dumped on my porch and no mom was seen for days. They ended up at a local wildlife rescue but they did break my heart when I thought they couldn't be saved. But all ended well and they were recovering nicely when I checked up on them later.

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  27. How pretty! I only see robins here in north Florida for a few weeks around this time of year when they stop on their way north. I haven't seen any yet so far, but it's about time for them to show up.

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  28. Very nice setting for this "spring" bird!

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  29. Love your visitor . . .
    The “Robin Tidbits”. . .
    And really loved the verse too . . .
    I hope spring must be getting ready underneath our deep snow blanket . . .

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  30. Robin have always mystified me. Up north they are everywhere in the spring. But, by summer and fall, I don't notice them any more. Where do they go?

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    1. I have been looking for a robin. I can't believe that i haven't added one to my year list yet! I enjoyed the photo and extras about the robin!

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