I haven’t seen many robins north of 60° north latitude, but here’s one that is either very early or may have overwintered.
Amazingly, some do, relying on berries to survive as robins are not seed eaters. In summer, they eat bugs and worms, but those aren’t much available in most winter climates. They will also eat suet, so if you have a suet feeder in your yard, you might attract an early or overwintering robin.
Happy Saturday; happy weekend.
16 thoughts on “Northern Robin”
Beautiful, and clearly hardy enough. Most of our British robins (which of course aren’t related) don’t migrate, but they will drop their strict opposition to rival robins during the winter.
Yes, surprisingly so. British robins are very cute-looking. I can understand why they would drop their rivalries in the winter – that uses up too much energy, I would think.
We also have a few that overwinter and this was a good year for them with a relatively mild winter.
Rock on robin! (Funny how the album cover was devoid of robins 🙂 )
They are a lot hardier than they look, it seems. I was surprised to see this one so far north as it’s still quite chilly in the subarctic. -14C (7F) was the temperature this morning, so I hope he’s finding lots to eat!
That is amazing Lynette. We still have not seen or heard one here. Talk about the early bird. Hope he likes his worms frozen. Happy Saturday. Allan
I have never seen a robin that far north this early. Robins are rare in the subarctic even in summer. I hope he finds lots to eat because it’s still so cold for a little bird!
Poor little guy. He should be down here.
I agree, Anneli. He should be enjoying spring worms in BC!
Yes, we have plenty of them available.
I have just arrived back home and seen that the bugs are out, too.
Enjoy your time in the south.
He looks well fed! Wonderful photo 😊
Thank you very much. He does look well fed, but he’s in a very northern location quite early which is concerning. However he must be successfully finding food because he looks to be in good nick.
What a cutie! He looks like he’s been very well fed!
He definitely looks fine, but he really is in dangerous territory for a robin at this time of year. No worms or bugs for him to eat yet but he’s clearly finding something. And then there are the ravens who might find him interesting! I admire ravens but also dislike them …