This won't be another winter with robins

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Sun, December 18, 2017

The robins that stayed in Ottawa all last winter have done the sensible thing instead this year.

Ottawa’s annual Christmas Bird Count confirmed it this weekend: While thousands upon thousands of robins survived our winter a year ago, there are almost none here this winter. Birder Bruce Di Labio was out all day Sunday and saw one.

Maybe the robins saw what happened to the black-throated gray warbler, a southwestern bird that flew into Ottawa by mistake this winter. It froze last week.