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!
August 22, 2012