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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013, 11:48 A.M.

Snowbound Robins

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes that she saw a flock of robins in a neighbor's tree during the big snow storm Monday.

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner posts: "It's my understanding that there are robins in our area all year, though the ones you see in Spokane today might have been in British Columbia last month. Still, every year, I hear from readers who regard the wintertime appearance of these birds as premature signs of spring. These folks view these sightings with “alert the media” amazement. And they seem disappointed when I say, more or less, 'Not really.'" More here.

Question: Why don't the ducks/geese (along Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River) and some other birds, like these robins, head south for the winter? Are things to easy during the winter here?

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