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This American Robin was with its mate out successfully hunting for insects grubs and bugs in the grass last evening at about 7:00 pm.  I had not seen the robins around much in recent days.  I guess they were busy with nesting and chick rearing.  The American Robins are not true Robins but are really a member of the Thrush family of birds.  They stand erect and hop on both feet when foraging in the grass.  They have a rather babbling call which is loud and fairly musical.  The American Robins also have a broken white ring around each eye.  They are greyish brown on their backs and rusty-brown on their breast fading to a streaky ivory.  They are really wonderful birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "An American Robin Hunts in the Grass" (5)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    i like the ‘fly bye’ shot with the worm. 🙂

  2. Love your Robins, Linda… I was amused by them the other day when I saw 3 of them together in the bird bath… They just splashed and splashed and were having such a good time. I was so amused!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

  3. Wonderful shots of the Robin. Great post and info.

  4. Another favorite bird. They arrived here late this year, then left for awhile. Now they’re back in large numbers.

  5. Love reading about American robins. I am an American living in the UK with a British robin, well I’m not living with him…you know what I mean!

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