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American Robin in Color

I posted a black and white photo of a Robin in my garden yesterday. If you missed my post here is a link:  Robin ~ Black and White Friday

This bird is called an American Robin. They are fairly large songbirds with a large, round body, long legs, and fairly long tail. Robins are the largest North American thrushes.

I had two families that raised babies this spring in my yard. They chased away the bluebirds, but to be fair, they arrived first. And they are bigger than the bluebirds, so they won this year.

The photo above is a female robin looking for worms for the babies. She is in Dustin’s garden. You can see the bench to the right of her. 

Below are more photos of the robin, one of the male. They have a brighter pronounced color and the photo shows how they got their name “Robin Red Breast”. They have a bright pronounced breast and the dark orange color is beautiful.

The first photo below is a female sitting on a nest in one of my pine trees.

All Photos ©CarolDM2019

  • Ever seen an American Robin?

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  • See the worm in this male Robin’s mouth, off to feed the babies, cool right!

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. It is definitely a thrush, in no way a robin! I gather that when the Pilgrim Fathers landed in America from England they missed not seeing robins, which are birds that have a habit of living near humans and being very visible. They therefore picked on a local thrush that happened to have a reddish breast and called it a robin instead.

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