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Robins appearing long before spring

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.”

So if you are a bird expert, please feel free to weigh in.

Robins in snow — a freak of nature or no big deal?


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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