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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Did you change your Clocks? And a Sure Sign of Spring...

Did everyone remember to change their clocks, Daylight Savings Time....Spring Ahead...

I got my first glimpse of a tell tale sign of Springs Arrival...  I saw my first Robin yesterday, I actually heard her before I seen her, but there she was.

For the last 6-7 years we have had a Momma Robin make her nest under our porch roof.  The picture is one I snapped of last years fledglings.  She and her partner are the best bird parents, constantly tending to their babies, scavenging the yard for worms and cleaning the nest.  Last spring I made a shelf for her to build a new nest on, in previous years she used a make-do shelf of some boards we had stored up near the rafters.  She graciously accepted and used the new shelf for the hatching of three broods.  We've had as many as four hatches in one season (not sure if it's the same Robin all season or different ones using the same nest). 
We really enjoy watching daily activities of the Robins and they don't seem to mind our company either.

So, I believe yesterday Momma returned from her winter's rest and is ready to start anew.

Have a Blessed Sunday..


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  2. Traci,

    I haven't reset all the clocks here yet. It will probably be next week before I get them all reset. We've been seeing robins here in MD for a few weeks although haven't seen any new nest yet. But you are right in that robins are a sure sign that spring is coming.

    Have a wonderful day.


  3. Good afternoon Traci! Yes I did remember last night before I went to bed to change the clocks :) I do have 2 more that need to be set ahead though and I am going to do those after I post this so I don't forget LOL! Spring has shown up in NC via the dandelions on my front lawn! My tree is getting ready to bloom, and my flowers seem to look greener these days! How lucky you are to have birds to watch every year! Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Prim Blessings!

  4. Hi Traci, I sure did change the clocks over. I don't like losing and hour of sleep but I love Spring and Summer!!!
    That is a cute picture of the baby birds. I love to see the Mommy feeding them and then they flew on their own....very sweet.

    Prim Blessings,


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