Despite cold winds, frosty mornings and the occasional snow shower, the robins clearly thought it was about time to return to our garden.
I don’t ever remember them taking such a keen interest in the bird feeders before, but this year they appear to be making the most of everything that’s going.
They will soon be looking for somewhere to nest, and in this regard they are quite opportunistic. I have, more than once, had to remove would-be nests from on top of the motion-censor outdoor lighting fixture by our back door. Not to worry. There are plenty more places for them to build a home.
This Robin is so happy and maybe he is staring at you.
Yes, he is very friendly and is becoming quite a regular visitor.
Beautiful bird…excellent pictures and write-up, Sue!
Thank you, Indira!
Many thanks, Michael!
Love your photos- your robins have such an interesting colour and patterning around the eye and look as cheeky and bright eyed as our UK robins and cute too!
Thank you, Marianne! I think I prefer the little UK robins but it is nice to see the US ones as it means that Spring and nicer weather is on the way.
Wonderful photos of the robins. In our garden they nest is a small spruce tree that is very dense and so it hides the nest well.
Thank you, Anne! Many years ago, we were lucky enough to have a robin build a nest in a shrub by our window in such a place that we were able to observe the whole process of raising a family from egg to fledgling. It was a fascinating experience.
A robin’s call always makes me smile. Who knew they were so opportunistic? Cheeky little buggers, aren’t they?
Haha! You’re right, Monika, they are cheeky.
I’ve seen a couple hopping about the yard recently!
Their timing isn’t always spot on, but it’s good to see them because it means Spring can’t be too far behind.
So lovely to see those robins!
Yes, they’re always a welcome sight. Thank you for visiting, Laurie.
Striking birds and obviously in no way related to our little robins.
I couldn’t believe it when I first saw this bird and someone told me it was a robin. No way!
Thank you so much!
Your photos are gorgeous. I love robins. So pretty and busy.
Thank you, Lynette!
It’s about that time. Thanks for sharing, it’s refreshing.
Many thanks for visiting, Erik!
Lovely shots! I love robins, especially in Spring.
Thanks, Belinda! We always look forward to the arrival of the robins.
I always enjoyed seeing robins. Don’t really see them here. That last one looks peeved!
I think it may have been feeling the chill wind.
Robins returned about 3 weeks ago here.
The weather has been very uncertain here, but the robins seemed to think it was time to put in an appearance.
Our Robins started staying year round 3 years ago
We get the odd one or two that stick around. I feel that, with the climate change and loss of habitation, we will continue to see a dwindling bird population and subtle changes in their behaviour.
These are beautifully clear photographs.
Thank you, Anne!