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More Robins

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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!

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Comments on: "More Robins" (6)

  1. VERY good pictures! Robins are so tame that they make a great photo subject, they let you get so close. I have never been able to snap a red winged blackbird! They stand on top of tall reeds on the side of country road and fly away when they see me.

    • Hi Ginny, Many thanks. Yes taking pictures of the Red-winged Blackbirds is hard – I am usually a long way off when I snap the photographs. Have a great Wed. tomorrow!

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    they’re just beautiful.

  3. Beautiful shots of the Robins! They seem to come and go here. Very Fickle birds, LOL! Have a great evening!

  4. The robins are looking very good for the start of their northerly trip!

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