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Robins

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

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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