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Robins Are the Messenger of Spring in Wisconsin

The State Federation of Women’s Clubs sponsored studies on birds in public schools throughout late-1926 to mid-1927. The students chose to study robins and selected the bird to be Wisconsin’s state bird that year.

When robins are seen flying, it means that spring is nearby or has already begun. Robins usually live in backyards, meadows, woods, and cities. A robin is scientifically named “Turdus Migratorius.” Robins like to sing, however, to some it may be annoying as the noise may cause headaches and migraines. They have a keen sense of rhythm when they sing, especially when they breed.

There are several different types of robins. They usually grow 11 inches long in height, almost as long as the thrush bird from the United States. A robin’s diet usually changes during the day. They eat worms in the mornings and then fruits in the afternoon. Robins live way longer than one may think, and they mature pretty quickly as they can begin to fledge and fly shortly after hatching.

Robins are very interesting birds but are partly noisy. Hopefully we’ll start seeing them and hearing them soon, as they are a signal that Spring is here!

[Source: authenticwisconsin.com, National Geographic Kids]

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