One sign of spring in the northeast is the reappearance of robins. This bird migrates back in spring, feeding on worms, grubs and berries. After a long winter they’re a welcome sight on the lawn. On this rainy Sunday they’re very active in the yard hunting worms and gathering straw for their nests.
Growing up this was my favorite bird. I’ve grown to appreciate the predators and the showier cardinals and bluebirds, but there’s a lot to be said for the robin. While others gobble up seed from the feeder, the robin hunts for its own meal.
So welcome back robins. It’s been a long winter and we’re glad to have you back in the neighborhood. I’d ask that if you’re going to linger, please take as many grubs as you’d like out of the lawn. Just watch out for the neighbors cat.