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Robins

Salt Lake City has a lot of American Robins.  Sitting here typing this with Trevor on my shoulder, I can see the robins flitting around in our backyard.  Trevor is slightly alarmed.

They are especially vocal during sunset.  Robins are one of the last birds to make noise as it gets dark.

In California, I saw robins frequently in Mountain View and Golden Gate Park.  You have to know where to look, though.

Does anyone know if this is a robin?  He has the orange breast (although it’s lighter) and the beak looks right, but there is no eye ring.  In the images that I’ve found of juvenile robins, they all have the eye ring.

3 Responses to “Robins”

  1. Sandy says:

    I do think it is, but just a very young one. Over the years, I have seen lots of birds that didn’t quite match the guides, but were what I thought, anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by gardenpath. I will be watching for posts of your new garden.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Hey Trevor, no fear, the robin is friend not foe!
    I love robins, we rarely (I’ve seen them once) get them here. I was staring at the bird in the last photo and I don’t know what it is, but he’she doesn’t look like a robin (but then it kind of does) lol. How’s that for helpful.The photo with the fat robin on the tree is crying to be framed!!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks Sandy! I’ll start posting pictures once the plants start sprouting.

    Tiffany, when we first moved to California I thought there were no robins. But they are EVERYWHERE in Mountain View. It’s so funny that they like that town but not Menlo Park or Palo Alto. :-) And thanks! I like that picture too.