A letter to the editor was published Saturday about robins being seen around in recent days. I wish to echo that.

Not long ago I saw a flock of them myself and continue to see them. Robins aren't supposed to show up in this area until spring, but maybe because we've had such a harsh winter God's sent them early as a sign of optimism that winter won't be around forever and soon the land will be warm and green again.

BRIAN ISAAC

Pittsfield