This morning hundreds of robins flew into my yard and all around and over my house -- just arriving from somewhere. They were chirping, swirling, landing, and touching terra-firma probably after many hours of flying. My guess is that they were forced by the storm in the northeast to fly south for food. They are beautiful birds. One landed in a shrub right outside the window where I am sitting at my computer -- and we had eye contact. Welcome ... even though a bit early ... to these harbingers of Spring!