Monday, February 25, 2008
Robins Migration Ready
Down here in southern GA we are seeing big flocks of robins. They eat lots of berries, then go to any puddle they can find for a drink. Mixed in with the robins flocks are Cedar Waxwings, you can see one in the middle of the photo above. Robins wander widely in flocks in winter. Often they stay in northern parts of the country as long as they can find berries, their winter food. In southern areas of the country there are many big flocks of robins in winter, taking advantage of the many kinds of berries they can find, such as fruits of Sabal Palm (the native southern palm) and hollies, etc. Right now the migrant robins are chowing down, readying for their migration to their northern breeding territories. For those of you still in winter weather, here's a hint of things to come.