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First robin sighting

First robin sighting

Spring is in the air! Each spring we look forward to the first robin sighting in the area. This year, Ashley Thoms, 15, spotted this robin near 17 Mile and Algoma in Solon Township. We wondered if there might have been others with it, but the Cedar Springs High School student said it’s the only one she’s seen so far. Thanks, Ashley!

Ranger Steve Mueller said he has not seen American Robins in the yard yet. But he also said that some don’t actually leave. “Some stay in the area all year and can be found by searching swamp in winter. Any time now they should be moving into breeding areas and probing the ground in our yards,” he noted.

Mueller said we should also begin to see the Redwing Blackbird.

“I have only seen one so far (March 8) but they will arrive in numbers with the coming of south winds. The high-pressure system that has been sitting over the region has held them south this year. The beautiful weather was not enough. They need the south winds to make their migration easier,” he explained.

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