Welcome Back, Robins!
I have been out for walks more often as the ground shows itself under the melting snow and I have been watching and listening. I was sure last week that I heard the call of a robin, that little short chortling sound they make. I would stop and listen, only to hear a magpie, but felt sure I heard a robin.
Some have been known to over winter here in the deep ravines. but this was in the wider valley so I am certain they are returning from their trip to the south.
Today I heard the sounds again, and gazed down the hill into the valley and kept hearing a conversation. Then I saw not one, but three of them scurrying along the ground the way they do.Then as I got closer I could see their red breasts and have no doubt. My spirits lifted and I welcomed them back.This photo is from a past year, later in the season.