Birds Singing Before February
: BIRDS AND BEASTS.
Should the feathered songsters sing before February it is a sign of hard,
ungenial weather. This applies particularly to the blackbird and
throstle. The following lines embody this faith:--
Os can yr adar cyn Chwefror, hwy griant cyn Mai.
If birds sing before February, they will cry before May.
Thus their early singing prognosticates a prolonged winter.--Bye-Gones,
vol. i., p. 88.