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When the Red-red robin…NOT!

By Nic.Korte

Its springtime!  Someone let me know the other day they had seen a robin in their yard so spring migration must be occurring.  Well, yes and no.  I’ve seen robins in my yard every day this winter.  On the Grand Junction Christmas Count last December, we counted more than 1,400 robins.  What gives?  Actually, robins are showing up in our yards now because the ground isn’t so cold and they can find worms and insects in the grass.  They are also pairing up and looking for locations to build nests.  Those are signs of spring, but is the simple presence of robins in the Grand Valley a sign of spring? Not so much.

Robins are omnivores, that is, they can eat more than insects and worms. If that were not the case, they would indeed head further south in the winter.  The reason I see robins on a daily basis in the winter is that they feast on the berries of my Hawthorne tree.  There are many native and exotic berry-laden bushes and trees and these keep our robins fat and happy all winter.  We do have song birds that spend the winter in the Neotropics.  Perhaps, the most common is the yellow warbler…I saw several in Costa Rica this winter—along with Hermit and Swainson’s thrushes and a few others that will be returning to nest in our forests. Look for them in late April and early May. [To learn more and to participate in the activities of Grand Valley Audubon Society, such as weekly bird walks, please see our website at audubongv.org and “like” us on Facebook!] 

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Ah Robin!
I always want to see this kind of bird in my country, but unfortunately this kind of birds didn’t migrate to our country :(
I live in tropical island and I think Robin can’t hold much in this kind of weather. What a shame lol maybe I should go to your coutry and see this bird for my self lol
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See, there is a robin in the lawn pulling on a long and succulent looking night crawler. Spring must be ideal around the bend. Wandering around in the terrace is an American robin, effectively spotted by its dark colored back and rosy orange bosom. The bill, by and by being utilized to clutch that worm, is fundamentally yellow with a fluidly dim tip. Some may contend online writing help | realcourseworkhelp that the dull tip is a consequence of burrowing for those succulent worms. The following day, fourteen creeps of snow and temperatures in the single digits.

I often see these birds in by backyards but not aware they were Robin and what their specialties are. Reading your article helped me know more about Robin and I guess now I will start observing gobootler mexican food near me them more. It was interesting to read. Thanks.

Wow!! Through this article I came to know more about this robin bird. The picture was really superb and I believe that the presence of robin in the yard is the sign of spring. But how can I specify this. All it shows the spring migration happens and keep updating more on this topic.  OptiLingo Learn Arabic




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