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Robins in the Grass

A few days ago when the Eastern Bluebirds and Starlings were busily investigating our yard for worms grubs and other insects, a tiny group of American Robins came around to do the same.  American Robins love poking around on lawns for worms.  They have a long slender but strong bill that helps them pull up worms and insects from the turf.  American Robins are beautiful.  These birds have a burnt-orange colored breast and medium-brown back and head.  They have a broken white ring around each eye.  American Robins are not here too often but do live in the woods down the street.  I am always happy to see birds here in the yards.  I snapped these pictures in my yard on December 30, 2011.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Birds in the Yard

An Eastern Bluebird

Here are a few photographs of various birds that have visited my yard.  I have had the Red-bellied Woodpecker here fairly often.  I think that there are three of these woodpeckers that live in the trees next door to my little farm.  I also had a visit from the tiny Downy Woodpecker.  American Robins were here a few times and loved finding tasty worms in the large grassy lawns.  The Eastern Bluebirds here are wonderful.  I am hoping to see more but I usually only have two or three here.  We sometimes have a group of four or five Crows here feeding on lawn insects.  They crack me up when they stop and sit on the fence.  I also enjoy seeing the little White-breasted Nuthatches with their acrobatic grace.

I am going to be setting up my bird feeders in the next few days as soon as it stops raining.  Yes, we once again are having dreary windy wet days here in beautiful Cumberland County, TN.  With the rain comes beautiful woods pastures and all the wildlife so it is a good trade-off for a bit of wet inconvenience.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

White-breasted Nuthatch

Common Crow

A Female Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

An American Robin

A Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

This Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker was hunting for worms and grubs in the grass on a very rainy Monday morning here in my yard.  The large woodpecker was out with an American Robin trying to find a quick bite to eat between heavy rains.  It was a very stormy morning here.  I have a lot of grass with two large pasture areas.  The birds were in an area near the pond and also quite close to several large Oak Trees.  This Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker appears to be a male.  The males have a black mustache looking mark on their faces.  I love all of the various woodpeckers but so far, I have only spotted the Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker and a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers here.  Who can say if there will be other types of woodpeckers visit?  I hope so.  I took these pictures on 11/21/11.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!

American Robins Have Arrived in the Neighborhood

The American Robin is a wonderful medium-sized bird that is a grey-brown color with a rusty orange-colored chest.  The American Robin has a medium-sized yellow beak.  One distinctive feature about the American Robin is the white circular marking around the eyes.  The female looks quite a lot like the male but is very slightly duller in color, particularly on its rusty orange chest.  The American Robin is not the same bird as the one in England or in Europe and is not a true Robin, but is a member of the Thrush family of birds.  The American Robin eats insects and loves to hunt on lawns for tasty worms and grubs.  It’s been my experience that the American Robins make their well-crafted sturdy nests in medium-sized trees.  The American Robins are known as good parents.

The American Robins are here in my area all year but have mostly been in other areas of the community this winter.  I mostly though only see about two to three at a time hunting on my front lawn and about the same in the backyard on the forest floor.  I really love seeing these cheery colorful birds!  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Portraits of an American Robin on a Sunny Winter Day

American Robins are coming around my yards a bit more often since the weather has turned milder.  I am so happy to see these beautiful grey-brown and orange birds with the distinctive white eye ring.  The American Robins usually eat on the ground and prefer to eat worms and insects.  The American Robins are usually good parents.  I know that several American Robins had nested in large trees down the street from my home this past Spring.  During the past couple of months I had not seen many American Robins at all here in my yard.  There are just slight differences in the coloring between the male and female American Robins.  The female is a slightly duller colored bird.   I took these photographs in my front yard yesterday morning (1/30/11).  The light was good and the bird cooperative.  The conditions were nice weather-wise, so I got some good pictures of this brilliantly orange bird that posed so sweetly for me! It is good that yesterday’s weather was so nice.  I woke up to grey skies today but mild temperatures.  It is likely to rain a bit today.  We also have a few visiting Sea Gulls here fishing this morning.  Interesting.    Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Rainy Day Robins

A Cold and Wet Robin

American Robins came to my neighborhood in a big flock on a very cold dreary rainy Saturday (12-4-10).  There must have been about 30 birds in this flock but many were content to stay in the tree-tops.  The American Robins have not been around here for several months.  I had not seen many birds around here at all in the week (other than Bald Eagles) that I had taken these pictures, so I was very happy to see the Robins.  I love their cheerful chirping and the bright orange color of their chest.  The Robins are ground feeders and prefer insects to eat.  They nest in my area in the Spring.  The Robins tend to perch in the heights of the trees here but are easily seen on the lawns when hunting for tasty worms and other insects.  We had a banner bird day on 12-4-10, with many different birds here.  We have had two straight days of below freezing weather here by the lake, so the birds that normally are here in my yards, just have not been out much.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Seven Front and Back Yard Wildlife Views on November 15, 2010

Two days ago I took a lot of pictures of the various animals, waterfowl, and birds here in my yards.  I live on a street that includes a hardwood forest and lake setting so we have a lot of wildlife visit.  On November 15, 2010, I took pictures of a Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadees, American Robins, an Eastern Blue Jay, White-Breasted  Nuthatch, Grey Squirrel, and a Mallard Duck.  It was a drizzly and cool breezy day here.  I sometimes get very thrilled by seeing and taking pictures of all of the visiting critters here!  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Robins, Robins and More Robins!

We certainly are blessed with an abundance of American Robins in our neighborhood!  I go out and see these beautiful orange, brown, grey and black birds at nearly every yard.  They browse for insects along the lawns, ditches, and in small shrubbery.  They perch way up in the tall trees.  They stroll around the ground and also can soar on the breezes.  Robins are musical singers, too!  The Robins enjoy birdbaths, sprinklers, and shady spots in our hot summer weather.  I took these pictures in my yard and along my street here.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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