Sunday, January 26, 2014

Robins by the Yard

American Robins are certainly a year-round affair in our parts, but they seem to be less obvious in winter.  We get the usual one or so that visits the suet feeder, otherwise I barely know they are around.  One of the reasons for this, I think, is that our robin friends like bigger yards for their winter operations.  I found quite a few robins in a nearby school field and regularly see large numbers in similar open spaces.  Perhaps there is a safety in numbers issue, or the robins may get somewhat better results in less shady locations when it is cold.  That's easy to believe: my yard is frozen solid!  Well, we'll see them back soon enough.

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