nature, Photography Northern Robin Apr 22, 2023 Lynette d'Arty-Cross 17 Comments A Robin perches on one of last snow piles. Lovely to see them. Happy weekend. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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I didn’t realise our robins and yours, while similar looking, are unrelated. I wonder if they have a similar song.
North American robins are members of the thrush family and have a wonderful song that I look forward to hearing in the spring. The European robin is from the flycatcher family and also has a lovely song, but more high pitched than the N. American robin, I think. They also have similar diets and given their colouring, you would think they are related, but their sizes and body shapes are very different. They’re both such pretty birds.
That’s so interesting to know, thanks
A beautiful and round robin!
He was all puffed up because it’s still rather chilly out!
I always enjoy seeing the robins back. Trouble is the dang crows have pushed them all out of our yard. Have a great Saturday Lynette. Allan
Sorry to hear about the crows! We have lots of ravens here, but they usually disappear in the spring when the snow starts to melt. Crows seem to be almost ubiquitous and they certainly terrorize the smaller birds. I have heard that anything shiny, like old cds or silver reflective tape will deter them. They don’t like wind chimes, either. My mother used to keep them out of her vegetable garden with those. Cheers.
Bright colours! I guess when it’s against the whiteness of the snow it looks even brighter. I hope that snow goes soon!
The snow has melted very quickly, but in places where it was piled up, we still have a lot. Our temperatures are consistently above zero now though, so the piles shouldn’t last too much longer. Cheers.
I always like to see them arrive; they’re such a sign of spring!
What a cutie. He looks very well fed.
He seemed to be puffed up because he was standing on some snow. Definitely a cutie!
We have a few robins each year that overwinter here but usually once we see several we know spring has arrived. Yours doesn’t seem to mind the snow.
This is an early arrival, probably because we warmed up so quickly. Most of the snow is gone; all that’s left are huge piles from the ploughs. This is the only robin I’ve seen, though.