Spring migration is in full swing in Minnesota. Here are a few of the early arrivals at our home in northern Minnesota.
For many people, the first sighting of an American Robin signals that spring is on its way. Their cheery song, even if it does come before the sun is up, is a welcome sign that warmer weather is coming. Actually, some Robins spend the entire winter in Minnesota. This year, with our mild weather, more of them than usual might have stayed here. They can’t find insects in the winter but they switch to eating fruit like crab apples and berries. As long as they can find enough to eat, they can easily survive our winter.