American Robins don’t migrate during the winter, merely keeping out of sight most of the time. They reappear with the coming of spring, when the ground is no longer too hard for them to try to pull out worms.
American Robin, 2019 spring.
Flocks of Canada Geese flying overhead is another sign that the seasons are changing. However, I can’t figure out what they are doing since they seem to be flying in all directions.
Canada Geese flying East.
Just a minute after the above shot, those Canada Geese reversed direction and flew over me again.
Canada Geese flying West.
I thought that was the last of that flock and started walking toward the woods. Then they flew North and passed overhead once more.
Canada Geese flying North.
Another sure sign of spring is the return of Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets. They appeared two weeks ago, then went away when the weather turned cold. Now they are back.
Great Egret and Snowy Egrets at Edwin B Forsythe NWR.
Finally the turtles are out sunning themselves. I think they are Diamondback Terrapins, but am not positive. They all jumped into the water as I tried to come closer to them to get a better look.
Seven turtles at Colonial Lake.