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Emily Dickinson

Friday, February 27, 2015

American robins flock to fresh water

American robins on 2/25/15 in Mission Viejo -- Photo by J.J. Meyer
American robins are the classic harbinger of spring. When I lived in Chicago, I was always happy to see these thrushes arrive for the season.

Two days ago, just after I had turned off the fountain for the evening, we were visited by a flock of robins at dusk. At one point, there were nine bathing and drinking. I turned to Cornell's Birds of North America to investigate if they were migratory. 

I found that robins live in California year-round.  But there are also migrating robins that have wintered in Mexico and Central America that move northward through California in February. 

Happy Birding!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely picture! We have one or more American Robins in our Newport Beach neighborhood year round. I hear them more often than I see them.