As I previously posted, I heard robins about. Over the weekend we saw a few robins by the side of the road.
I decided to go for a bicycle ride at lunch today. I went home, put on my riding clothes (and being only 40 degF I still had to wear several layers). I jumped on the road bike and went out. It was great.
One of the best things about the ride were the robins. There were literally dozens upon dozens on the sides of the roads. As I would ride up to them the would take flight and fly down the road. I was riding around 18 miles per hour, while the robins would fly about that speed. This went for miles - me following flocks of robins. I have never been in a situation like this. It was pretty magical!
I even saw some turkeys fly across the road. As I came by the river, there were ice fisherman on the ice. Pretty crazy - me cycling with a foot of snow on the ground, ice fishermen out on the rivers, flocks of robins. Mother Nature seems really confused.