A red-breasted robin sits in a tree near the North Thompson River in Vavenby on Feb. 12. The area is, “The banana belt of the banana belt,” according to local resident Tammy Marsel. “I can’t wait to put my garden in. It’s spring in Vavenby.”
Below: Four robins rest in a tree by Riverside Drive in Vavenby.One area resident reported seeing six of the red-breasted birds on Jan. 22. In 2012 the first robin reported to the Times was seen on Mar. 19 in Clearwater.