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A Flock of Robins

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American Robins visited in a huge flock of several hundred birds along with about that same number of Boat-tailed Grackles on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in my neighborhood.  Almost every one of the trees along my street here were bustling with birds!

American Robins are not true robins at all.  These birds are members of the Thrush family of birds.  I have observed that most of the American Robins like staying in taller trees.  These birds usually feed on the ground and enjoy earthworms, grubs, and insects.  They also will take seeds, berries and fruits.  This bunch of birds were here for a few hours and then moved onward.  I think they were a migratory flock.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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American Robins in the Bird Bath!

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Rub-a-dub-dub, Robins in the tub!  A large flock of American Robins (members of the Thrush bird family) arrived in my neighborhood on Feb. 21, 2015.  These are migratory birds in my neighborhood.  I am so glad they are here!

My next door neighbor’s bird bath has been extra-popular with this bunch of Robins.  They came in waves to drink and bath in the cool water.  Yesterday was a warm day here where I live so the Robins had a lot of fun splashing themselves and the other birds on the rim of the decorative concrete bird bath.  I took these pictures both in the morning and the afternoon on Feb. 22, 2015.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Guano River State Park and Wildlife Management Area

 

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles, a flock of American Robins, a female Downy Woodpecker, a flock of Common Coots, Brown Pelicans and a Snowy Egret were all spotted at the Guano River Wildlife Management Area and State Park on Florida’s A-1A coastal highway near Jacksonville.  I visited this large marsh and hardwood forest on February 12, 2015.  The front side of the park has a large lake and marsh, and several wonderful flat hiking trails that lead to the Wildlife Management Area.

The Wildlife Management Area is a place where hunting does take place at times so it is crucial to follow instructions given on prominent signs at the entrance gates.  We were there when no hunting was happening.  There are streams, beautiful jungle-like hardwood forests, marshes, and the large and small lakes.  I really enjoyed  the short hike we did while there.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

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American Robin

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

 

Coot

Coot

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Robin Takes a Bath

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A Flock of American Robins was feeding on the ground next to the rainfall retention basin across the street from my house.  One of these robins, a bright orange male, was happily bathing in the shallow water of this basin on a sunny warm afternoon on March 1, 2014 when I took these pictures.

This handsome robin was splashing away while its friends were hunting for worms in the lawns of the basin area and at a flower bed next to the basin.  American Robins are to me, such cheerful and busy birds!  I really enjoy seeing and hearing them.  There were about ten of these cuties here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Songbird & Egret Gallery

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Here are photographs I took this last week, of a variety of songbirds.  I so enjoy seeing new birds here!  The new arrivals this past week were:  A Chipping Sparrow; a Pine Warbler; and a pair of American Robins.  It was very cold for two days last week.  Some of the birds are seen here really puffed up so that they could stay warm.  It was only 31 degrees F. when I took the pictures of the American Robin, and the little Eastern PeWee!  Brrr.

The Eastern Blue Jay was a welcomed sight.  I seldom spot Blue Jays around here.  There at least two male Northern Cardinals here and a male Downy Woodpecker also in the area.  In fact, I saw three different kinds of woodpeckers here in the yards last week.  Additionally, there was a flyby of a flock of Cattle Egrets right over my home.  I took these pictures in my yards and around the street.  I am happy to say that the weather was much warmer this past weekend here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Small Flock of Traveling Robins

American Robins were here in the yards a few days ago.  They were likely on their way to other places.  I have seen robins here several times this year but they seem to be very transient.  These are not true Robins but are members of the Thrush family of birds.  They have a distinctive way of moving along on the grass – they hop upright.  They are also easy to spot with the rusty orange breast and white broken ring around their eyes.  They have a rather “Blabby” sound but it is not unpleasant.  The Robins mostly eat insects and can be found hunting in grassy lawns.  I would estimate that there were about fifteen American Robins here on September 13, 2012 when I took these pictures in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Robins have not been around the grass too much in recent days because they are busily nesting up in the trees here.  Robins are great insect-getters.  They eat lawn grubs, worms, beetles and other yard insects mostly.  The males and females look pretty similar with the female a little less colorful.  The Robins here in the United States are not the same as the European Robins.  The American Robin is a member of the Thrush family of birds.  I am very much looking forward to seeing the little juvenile Robins arrive and be out and about in a few weeks.  The Robins are super parents with the father Robin having a lot of parenting duties.  I took these pictures about a week ago in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

American Robins Hunting and Singing

These days I am not seeing many birds here but I am hearing the American Robins singing away up in the Oak Trees.  The songs and calls are quite beautiful.  I miss seeing and hearing the Eastern Bluebirds but I think that the Robins are doing a fine job as the neighborhood troubadours.  The American Robins will be nesting soon.  A lot of the birds here are nesting now.

The Robins enjoy browsing in the newly mown grass to find worms, grubs, and other tasty morsels for their meals.  Because of nesting, many birds are just not out and about much.  It is a fairly quiet period and is early this year due to the warm weather.  I was quite happy to see the American Robins.  Robins are beautiful in  their looks and their song!  I took these pictures in my yard on several days in the last few weeks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

American Robins

There are a flock of American Robins here in the trees at my little farm.  These are primarily insect-eating birds.  The birds like to browse or hunt for insects, worms, and grubs in the pasture grasses here.  The American Robin is not a true Robin such as are found in Europe.  The American Robin is a type of Thrush bird.  They have a burnt-orange chest, grey-brown back, yellow bill and a white broken ring around each eye.  They are beautiful medium-sized birds that are about the size of a European Starling or an Eastern Blue Jay.  They have a nice song and are quite musical.  I am so happy to have had these songbirds here.  They are year-around residents of the area but I have not had them in my yards this Winter.  I took these pictures in my yard on March 13, 2012 and again on March 14, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

American Robins

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!

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