Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Robin

My mother always made a notation on her calendar when she spotted the first robin of the year. For me in 2011, that was yesterday afternoon at 5 pm. was in the low 60s yesterday. And...the pollen from the cedar trees is starting to float in the air. I think spring must be around the corner!

In other news, the Ocracoke Methodist Church is sponsoring a Roast Pork Dinner tomorrow, February 20, at 12:15, right after church. In addition to the roast pork, there will be potatoes, green beans, rolls, and a beverage. Don't be late! For the last fundraising dinner David arrived right at 12:15 and got the last two plates!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Ah, a robin! Now, let us know when the hummingbirds return!

    Ironically, I noticed a field of robins around Christmas, which I thought extremely odd since it was snow on the ground!

    Yesterday, in the northern piedmont of NC, we enjoyed balmy temps in the mid-to-upper 70's. Quite unusual, but mighty pleasant. Saw kids in shorts and tank tops on February 18th!

    Unfortunately, we are very dry here, so there is a contant fire danger w/ gusty winds in the forecast today.

    As I write this blog, a friendly little mockingbird entertains me outside my window this a.m.

    Enjoy your sweet robin!

  2. Anonymous9:08 AM

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  3. Julie S.10:21 AM

    FYI - Here in East TN we have robins all year, though not as prolific as in spring. They love it when my husband turns the ground in the winter so the chickens will be able to find worms. Funny sight - a chicken and robin fighting for the same worm! But oh those wonderful warblers that return in spring!

  4. I've learned that the robins I sometimes see here in VA in the winter are actually wintering here from somewhere further north, and that "our" robins are further south.

  5. WVRich9:19 AM

    We have a female holly tree beside our house. A flock of robins passed thru about 2 weeks ago and just about stripped all the berries.