A small flock of birds fluttered up as we drove past in Saugatuck/Douglas on the road that leads to the beaches. Robins! What would they be doing here? Good question. My eyes could have played a trick. Arrived home, standing in the open garage, a large flock of birds flew by, 1, 2, 3...10, and landed in the front yard tree. Robins!
Longest, coldest, snowiest winter we've had in decades, Lake Michigan the most frozen over in 40 years, this is the earliest i've ever seen the robins come back, usually it's at the end of Feb., beginning of March. Even Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and the prediction is six more weeks of winter. Yeah, and if he doesn't, a month and a half more here in MI. The innerwebz tells me he's only correct 39% of the time though.
We'll go with the harbingers of Spring!