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Re: fat birdies

Thanks, I wondered about that. Everything seems to stay here year round
except purple martins and hummers. Interesting. Cold as it is here -
it's WAY worse up there!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 23 Jan 2003 09:26:11 EST

>In a message dated 01/23/2003 7:35:03 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> Do robins fly South for the winter? We still have them, but y'all never
>> mention them up North. We also get the goldfinches in winter duds. But
>> they go back North in summer. I've seen them up in Claremore - very
>> pretty in their summer/mating plumage
>Robins definitely fly South for the winter.  Once in a while one doesn't go 
>with the flock, and looks miserable for a while before it disappears - I've 
>never known whether it finally went South or just died from the cold.  One 
>year a large flock of migrating robins that had stopped to feast on dogwood 
>berries in my backyard was definitely being harrassed and hurried on by a 
>couple of mockingbirds.  The mockers were obviously telling the stupid robins 
>to get a move on.
>Goldfinches stay here all winter, but lose their gold color.  An early sign 
>of spring is when you begin to see little yellow tufts in the olive-drab 
>winter plumage.  Auralie,Z5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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