If you like robins, this is the time of the year for you. They showed up a bit later than usual this winter, but they are here now in large numbers. Flocks of robins can be seen all over Mead Garden. Look for them especially around the camphor trees. They are fond of the berries. You may also see some cedar waxwings feeding around those trees.
Here's a couple of robin facts:
- Robins have been clocked at around 30 mph.
- They can see a broader color spectrum than humans and can hear higher pitches.
- A robin weighs about 2.5 ounces.
The barred owl that's been around Mead all summer has been heard exchanging “hoots” with another owl nearby. Could it be romance in the air? Maybe we will have another set of owlets this spring!
Pictured: Robin with a camphor berry. Photo by Larry Martin