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American Robin ~ Carol's Backyard Birds

Was out with my camera taking flower pictures. I looked up and saw this Robin on top of my house. 

Sharing with my series Carol’s Backyard Birds.

The American robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

He really had a bird’s eye view from up there. Later I found some of his babies. That is why he was perched up so high. Making sure they were protected. 

You never know what you might see when you venture outside.

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  1. I see plenty of robins all the year round, but they are of course the European variety!

    I love the story that the early settlers from Europe to the United States so missed seeing robins about that they picked on a native American bird that just happened to have an orange-red front and decided to call it a robin! It is, of course, a member of the thrush family and has absolutely no connection with the European robin.

      • European robins stay all through the winter, which is why they often appear on Christmas cards, usually surrounded by snow! They are very territorial and usually solitary except during the breeding season. Because they are small birds the territories are not very big, so you can walk down a country lane and come across several robins, each guarding their patch about 100 feet apart!

          • If you have a robin based close to you, it will get used to you and can become quite tame. Gardeners are used to having a robin looking on while they are digging and nipping in to grab a worm. It is not unknown for a robin to take food from one’s hand.

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