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Robins moving in big flocks through Spokane Valley

American Robins flock to a Mountain Ash in the backyard of a house on Birch Street in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The birds picked the tree clean of berries during their morning feeding. (Liz Kishimoto)
American Robins flock to a Mountain Ash in the backyard of a house on Birch Street in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The birds picked the tree clean of berries during their morning feeding. (Liz Kishimoto)

WILDLIFE — Many robins stay in the Spokane area year round, but a little mild weather in February can bring them around like fans to a rock concert.

Here's this morning's report from birder Joanne Powell in the Spokane Valley at Greenacres:

About 9 a.m. I was looking out at my backyard and hundreds of robins appeared, hung around for about 10 minutes then moved west. I went to my front porch and at least 300 robins were perched in the bare deciduous trees lining N. Hodges Rd. They seem to be moving west very slowly so keep an eye out.




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