American Robins ------------------

It took me several years to write today’s blog post…:-)  I guess I just wanted to watch the development a little more before opening my mouth…. Every spring we get bombarded on social media about the fact that spring is here, and as the greatest witness the appearance of the poor American Robin is held for a fact. At least during the last six or seven years we have seen robins here in Eastern Iowa during the winter, even during periods of very cold temperatures. One important reason might be the abundance of juniper berries, the fruit that hangs from our Eastern Red Cedars here on the bluffs in the Little Maquoketa River Valley. However, the last three winters have been relatively warm, but I think, the old myth that the American Robin disappears in our area during the winter is a thing of the past.