On Jan. 19, 2013, I saw a group of four or five robins in the yard. I had never observed robins in January.
I wondered if I would see them this year, then on Jan. 12 I looked out the window and saw a robin about 20 feet from the house.
He was hunting for food, as robins do, and was there for 20 minutes.
About 12:30, he was there again. I looked for others, but did not see any.
Last year on Jan. 27, one daffodil blossom was opening. I am watching to see when it will be this year.