First robins of 2014 and what we can learn


Here are my arrival records since 1986
Year March April
2014 31
2013 28
2012 15
2011 23
2010 23
2009 19
2007 25
2006 23
2005 29
2004 25
2003 25
2002 10
2001 11
2000 22
1999 29
1998 4
1997 2
1996 9
1995 3
1994 21
1993 17
1992 4
1991 22 15
1990 16
1989 16
1987 18
1986 16
Note the shift to March from April
This is a strong trend and 2013 is an outlier
Just as 1994 was an earlier outlier
Climate change even in a two year cold spring
Their movement is not triggered by our conditions
They move because of what they observe on the range they are leaving.

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