I don’t care what that Groundhog saw . . .

sign of spring

This is the real sign of spring!  I looked out my windows through rain streaked glass and saw a huge wave of robins filling the trees on Rocky Neck Ave and Wonson Street.  I’ve never in my life seen so many robins at one time.  These aren’t winter overs – they are here to tell us that spring is right around the corner!  Either that or it is a mass robin suicide pact.  I vote for the spring option.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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10 Responses to I don’t care what that Groundhog saw . . .

  1. Kim Smith says:

    They arrive every year at this time EJ, in search of food–in Gloucester we have both winter residents and migrants–Gloucester is the migrant’s Bermuda. They eat berries and fish fry. Here’s a post I wrote a while back with more info. I just love to see the migrating Robins–so excited they are here!!!


    • E.J. says:

      If this is Bermuda to them, where the heck are they migrating from – the North Pole?! I knew they ate berries and especially like worms, but I never knew they ate fish fry. Gloucester House, Causeway, Lobsta Land, Halibut Point be on the lookout for hordes of hungry robins looking for the best fish fry in town.

  2. EJ there were a few in my backyard yesterday! I agree when the robins are spotted in the neighborhood spring is here! Doesn’t mother nature know they are flying around/…LOL!

    • E.J. says:

      When I first saw the big flock of them this morning it was raining out and they were flitting and hopping around and doing their little robin chirp to each other. Later I looked out and saw them down by Bickford Way all huddled up in a tree being covered by snow. They didn’t look very happy about it.

  3. Joey C says:

    Spring option sounds wayyyy better!

  4. I saw them as well today and could hear them being happy…

  5. Scott Smith says:

    They were in my backyard on Grapevine Road this morning. They were all over all the tress with berries, eating their hearts out! They seemed to be having a good time.

  6. Rebecca Reynolds says:

    They also came to visit us today at Montgomery Cove on the Annisquam to forage as well as announce that soon it will be Mud Season.

  7. Dave Moore says:

    Maybe a result of the storm with water or the few hearty ones that stayed behind? I read where the Robins Robins often, arriving just before or along with rainy weather. This means they arrive right when earthworms must emerge from their tunnels or drown.

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