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This thread is in reply to a blog post by LysmachiaMoon entitled "Happy Groundhog Day/Candlemas/Imbolc".
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Feb 2, 2015 3:57 PM CST
The birds wake me almost every morning, sometimes its nice, sometimes not so nice. I saw my first flock of Robins out on a lawn yesterday, not all that many, just a small flock of 50 or so. Soon there will be hundreds in the flocks on the lawns everywhere.
Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
The "Garden" is my Happy Place!
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PAgirl63
Feb 2, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Hi Annie,
I've noticed, too, that the birds are more active. And early in the morning I've heard them singing. Winter is just so blasted long .... sigh.
If you can, post a photo of the obelisk you made. Sounds interesting.
Stay warm,
Jane
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 3, 2015 9:58 AM CST
I think it's a European legend that the birds find their mates on Valentine's day, but I know from keeping chickens that birds are very sensitive to day length. I always expect my hens to slow down the egg laying around Halloween and then start it back up around Candlemas. No robins here yet, Larry....but I expect to see a couple in a few weeks. (That and our real harbingers of spring: Turkey Vultures). Once you see the vultures hovering around, you know it's spring! San Juan Capistrano has swallows; Waynesboro has vultures. Shrug!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Feb 3, 2015 5:02 PM CST
The Turkey Buzzards are year round members of the road cleanup crew down here.

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