I occasionally see a few American Robins here in the yard. I saw one on Saturday, February 18, 2012 and snapped a few pictures of it. It was hunting for worms and grubs and other insects in the grassy pastures here. I also saw one up in a mid-level branch of a large Oak that is near the pond. American Robins are medium-sized birds with burnt-orange breasts, grey-brown backs and heads and a broken circle of white around the eyes. They have pointed slender bills. They usually eat insects.
American Robins, usually just called “Robins” are not true Robins but are a member of the Thrush family of birds. They are wonderful parents and the male is the primary teacher of the juvenile birds. Robins build sturdy nests which sometimes are built quite high up in the trees. I don’t usually see a lot of Robins here but in my former neighborhood, sometimes saw twenty Robins at a time on a lawn. I am glad to have seen the birds here! I took the pictures in my yard on Feb. 18, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!