A harbinger of Spring.

As I rode my bike on Monday I saw a robin ahead of me on the path. He (or was it a she?) had just landed so I swerved to the side to avoid him. As I approached his location he rose up and flew right into the path of my bike tire. Robin suicide. I was so shocked I couldn't finish my ride. It has stuck with me all week. Do I need a noisemaker on my wheels? Should I have called out a warning? What to do with a dead robin on the side of a path? Had he ingested some disorienting herbal mixture? I guess I will never know. RIP little guy.