The White Robin

Leta Barlow sent this picture to us from the Hastings area.  Leta notes that this special bird has come back for the 5th year, so it’s an older bird.  The average robin lives about 1.7 years and the oldest ones survive past 5 years.  One banded bird reached 14 years.  Robins are one of the first birds to return in the spring and in fact, a few of them often stay here in Lower Michigan in the winter, where they form groups and usually remain deep in the forest out of sight for much of the winter.  They are often…