American Robins have arrived here in my neighborhood. I had seen just a few the other day and posted about those birds here yesterday. As it turned out, many more birds joined the advanced scouts soon afterward. I also spoke too soon when yesterday I described their calls as having characteristics vaguely similar to that of a Blackbird’s call. I’ll “Eat crow” on that one. Ha! Guess what birds were among the flock of American Robins? Yes, several Red-winged Blackbirds. So, moral of the story is: If it sounds a little like a certain bird, well, just maybe it is that other bird (mockingbird calls excepted). I saw about fifty to sixty American Robins in my yard yesterday morning. There also were a lot of European Starlings here too. I took these pictures on Feb. 11, 2013 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
February 12, 2013