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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!

Robins in the Front Yard

While I was taking pictures of the Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker the other day, two orange and brown American Robins were also on the lawn hunting for tasty insects and worms.  The American Robins are insect-eaters and wonderful bug-getters.  American Robins have keen eye-sight, and that certainly is helpful when they try to find their dinner!  They are an attractively colored medium-sized songbird.  The American Robin has a distinctive broken white ring around each eye.  The American Robins have musical calls and songs that are a bit similar to those of the Eastern Bluebirds.  They are great parents and the father bird does take an active role in rearing the youngsters.  I have not seen any nests here and have seldom seen many Robins this Summer.  They mostly live way down the block and were just here visiting to hunt.  The American Robin is not a true Robin but is a member of the Thrush family of birds.  I always enjoy seeing these wonderful birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version.  Enjoy!

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