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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.

4 comments:

mon@rch said...

Amazing photo and I love the Waxwing mixed in the middle of the shot. I can't wait for my first robin to show up!

Mary C said...

Here in my area (Northern Calif) I've recently seen a few robins. Just this afternoon when I came home there was a robin singing or calling out to a mate. And this morning there was a robin who took a bath in our birdbath. They are so much fun to watch and listen to.

Markus Jais said...

wonderful picture. I like the reflections in the water

thepowerguides said...

will be so nice to see them turn up here in WI maybe we can believe then spring is on it's way does not seem like that at the moment though still 1 foot of snow on the ground

Steve From
The Power Bird Watchers Guide