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Robin Watch March 28, 2018

Filed under: Bird Food,Bird Identification,Bird Watching,Birds,Robins — Janet @ 4:28 pm

I spent a long time yesterday watching a robin eating berries from a bush in my neighbor’s garden.  This viewing was from the window in my study.  The robin was finally disturbed by the appearance of a Northern Flicker and off she flew.  But a couple of hours later I viewed a very similar or the same fat robin eating more berries.  This view was from my kitchen window.  What a joy.

IMG_5463            IMG_5470

in both pictures the robin is approximately in the center – easy to spot with a magnifying glass – the robin’s back is turned in the second photo

that robin ate so many berries!



First Robin Sighting January 7, 2018

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Robins — Janet @ 6:13 pm

After 2 rather dull days of light rain there was a break this morning and the birds came out.  I think one was a robin high in the tree in our neighbor’s garden.  A majestic medium size bird with a bright orange breast.

american_robin_4  photo credit: Google




First Bird Seen Today March 25, 2015

Filed under: Birds,Robins — Janet @ 6:10 pm

How does the rhyme go?  Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight?That’s how I feel about birds.  If I could recognize their calls and songs I could add “hear” to that little ditty.  Well before daybreak there is a regular cacophony out there.

I think the first bird I saw today was a robin.    IMG_6397  photo and text from the Stokes book again.    IMG_6400

IMG_6399     IMG_6398

(sorry I can’t get these photos to align properly)

My sighting was at quite a distance so I can’t be sure.  The only visitor to the back deck has been one of the numerous squirrels that run around here.  The squirrels are practically constant visitors.