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Juvenile Robin

I spent the whole weekend in California for work and I couldn’t post pictures.  So here’s a juvenile robin.   I love their speckled chests.    

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End of Summer

Birds look really rough by the end of the summer.     It’s a combination of things.  They can raise between one and three clutches in a summer, which takes a lot out of anyone.  In addition, birds frequently molt at the end of the summer before migration.   Poor ragged buddies!

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Baby Robins

This weekend we took a mini vacation and stayed overnight at Homestead Resort in Heber, UT.  Homestead was very nice, although it was nuts because a lot of families stay there and they were hosting this insane race.  But the property has a lot of trees and houses tons of babies.  The babies I want […]

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Female Orange-flanked Bush Robin

This is the female Orange-flanked Bush Robin.  Her coloring is a lot more subtle than the male, but I really like her orange flanks.       She has a blue tail, but it’s very hard to see.  It’s a light-blue tail instead of the royal blue the male has on his head.     […]

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Male Orange-flanked Bush Robin

You may have read that robins in the United States are a different species than robins in other countries.  It’s true.  This is a male Orange-flanked Bush Robin.  He used to be in the thrush family and he’s now an Old World Flycatcher.     So pretty!  I think he looks like a swallow because […]

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American Robin

We have robins in Utah year round but they start to establish a presence starting in March.   The robins are especially vocal at night and I can hear them when I bike home from work.  They made little chips and around dusk they break into song.  It’s very idyllic. Yes?  Can I help you? […]

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Ninety Six National Historic Site

The best place for birding in South Carolina as far as I’m concerned is at Ninety Six National Historic Site.  The area is beautiful. The site commemorates the town’s participation in the Revolutionary War.  It includes a log cabin, a cannon and trenches that the Patriots used to get water without getting shot. The field […]

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Great-horned Owl

I went to Farmington Bay this morning.  I’m tromping around in the trees searching for nests because I’m seeing robins standing with food in their mouths. When I hear a commotion in one tree.  So I look more closely in the tree and I see this: BABY OWL!  Baby owl, BABY OWL!!!  He flew to […]

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Fruit for Robins

Fruit is so delicious. Especially when you’re a baby robin. And you’re not going to wait for the low hanging fruit to ripen.  You want it now! So you look and stretch for that perfect piece but sometimes it’s just too far and then he fell

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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.

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