I just have to tell you about this robin red-breast yesterday. I was out in the back with Henri and I heard the robin's call, that long rolling trill. But... it had words to it. It said "I'm here; I'm right here." I know what you're saying. "Ooooooo - ooooooo." But he was out in the back by the weeds where Timber used to like to wander along. No fooling. Now - I wake to the robin's song every morning and I know it. Maybe my imagination is getting away with me, but whatever it is, it's comforting. A while later, he was on the fence and looking right at me as I talked to him (photo above). Henri was just out there playing ball.
I grabbed this book that I have been wanting to read, and it says "when a robin comes into your life, you can expect new growth to occur in a variety of areas of your life. When the robin comes to you it is to help you in this process. It may reflect you have been doing so inappropriately or ineffectually. The robin will show you how to do it successfully." It says "many spirit totems that are birds are simply spirits of the air using the bird form to connect with humans more directly."
I think he's a messenger.