It is safe to say that there is not a day in the year when
Robins are entirely absent from Jackson County. During the
coldest periods of the most sever winters a few are always to be
found in the dense shelter of the bottom timber where there is
an abundance of wild fruit for food. In open and mild
winters they are to be found even within the city.
forerunners of the migrating throngs arrive from the 10th to the
20th of February, often much earlier, and by the last of the
month or in early March migration is under way in earnest.
Countless thousands continue to pass until the middle of April,
by whih time the local birds have young in the nest. The
southward migration occupies October and early November.
Small flocks may be seen in late November and early December
that may move further south at the approach of zero weather, but
always a few hardy birds remain.
The Robin has taken kindly to the advance of civilization and is
steadily increasing in numbers despite the persecution of it in
some southern states, where it is slaughtered in large numbers