American Robin – Gallery

A couple days ago watching Osprey teens Bonita & Brad (who are still here!), an American Robin shot past me in his journey.

It made me realize I hadn’t seen or heard much of our local robins lately, now that their breeding season is over.

It also reminded me I hadn’t posted any more photos of this beautiful bird since the end of June.

Here are a few more of my favorites from this past summer…

 

 

American Robins are year-round residents here in the mid-Atlantic region.Β  Soon they will begin flocking in areas nearby through the winter in search of delectable berries to feast on before their ‘return’ to their nesting grounds where many of us are accustom to seeing them as our harbinger for Spring.

 

 

26 thoughts on “American Robin – Gallery

  1. I am happy you posted these, as I missed their leaving, although even here in Alberta they do stay all year in a couple of the ravines. I almost didn’t recognize them during Christmas bird count , they were so puffed up to stay warm and twice the normal size.

    • I am glad you enjoyed them, Jane! I’ve seen huge flocks during the winter, filling trees to eat berries. They are so pretty all puffed up for warmth. And esp. with a berry in their mouth!

    • Thank you, Ashley! Our Robins sure do look different than other continents. They are entertaining with their inquisitive looks and attitude stances, they make me laugh sometimes! πŸ™‚

  2. Cool! I see these guys two or three times a year in my backyard. You are lucky to see them all year round. Nice photos. Give my love to the teens Bonita & Brad. Thanks, Donna. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, HJ! They are a pretty handsome bird, and I enjoy watching them with their attitude looks. Bonita & Brad send their love back! They’re still here, and they ask you, “Can you tell Dad Beau to bring us another fish? He’s being stubborn!” LOL It’s more like Bonita & Brad are being the stubborn, lazy ones. Teens!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Great images, Donna. Robins are always the first to sing on summer mornings in June, which I never mind despite it being 4:30 am!
    When I was a kid our robins migrated, but in the last ten+ years there has been a resident flock, so we can see them year round now. Climate change, I guess. The winters are milder.

    • Thank you, Eliza! Yes, they tend to be early singers, ours this past Spring got so confused with the marina lighting brightening the area, they were singing at 3 a.m., I loved them but…..a bit too early for me! πŸ™‚

  4. So happy to see these beautiful birds πŸ™‚
    And I couldn’t help laughing when reading your comment about Bonita and Brad waking you up so early in the morning πŸ˜€

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