They can fly miles to forage for food in the winter. You may see them in your yard for two or three days devouring a crab apple tree's fruit and then not see them again the rest of the winter.
At the end of February and the beginning of March the winter flocks begin to break up. Robins begin singing for mates and defending territories. Then you'll know it's spring when you see a robin bouncing across the lawn looking for insects and worms. This is followed closely by them checking out mud puddles and dried grasses for nesting materials. They like to nest near human dwellings, often on a porch ledge or a nearby tree in the yard.
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