One of our first American Robins arrived back for their Spring to Fall residency on February 24. He sang his praises at 3:30 a.m. that morning outside our bedroom window. The tree perch enjoyed the most last year is there; so far, it appears to be the same favorite perch again this year.
Since that date, the mate has returned as well. We now have two nature alarm clocks. I don’t mind waking up to their song around sunrise, but not at 2:15 a.m. and off and on until then!
They did this last year too. I’ve read that light pollution can confuse Robins and some other birds; our marina and creek are lit up at night so this makes sense. I’m guessing they take great afternoon naps.
It’s been difficult trying to get a photo of one of them because of all the branches on the tree. I lucked out finally a couple weeks ago.
“Singing A Song”
(at a more appropriate time of day!)
Yesterday I watched one of them foraging below me in the mulch. Missed the shots on the little worms he was finding, but did like this direct-down shot.
This morning they started at 2:25 a.m. I love my birds, but……come on! I need my beauty sleep, Mr. Robin! 😉