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Old 03-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #11
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You've got a bachelor tree I think. Unpaired robins hanging out together hoping for a lady.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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Great Robin photos everyone.

I'm looking forward to seeing my first spring Robin. It should be soon. Lots of melting snow here, but still quite a bit of snow on the ground.

I'm ready for spring!
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:28 AM   #13
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Look at this poor little one.....
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My best guess is that my neighbors FREE roaming cat got a hold of it and ended up with a paw full of tail feathers.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:36 AM   #14
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This one was in the yard the other day, I guess it fell out of the nest. I tried feeding it worms but it wouldn't take them. It did drink water. There was an adult feeding it after a while. I was afraid a cat might get it, but I don't know if it made it or not.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:19 AM   #15
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You've got babies that big ALREADY!
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This is what the new crop of Michigan robins look like as of a few days ago...
That last little one was an adult with its tail feathers removed..poor thing.
I've seen him hanging out by the bay quite a few times.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:49 AM   #16
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Pie bald robin...
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Partial albino...
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Here's looking at you.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #17
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A few more Robins, and yes, some do winter-over in WNY

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:19 PM   #18
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You've got babies that big ALREADY!
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This is what the new crop of Michigan robins look like as of a few days ago...
That last little one was an adult with its tail feathers removed..poor thing.
I've seen him hanging out by the bay quite a few times.
Poor robin--is it able to fly with so few tail feathers??

Havalotta, I had two fledglings in my yard yesterday! When I got home, I could see a bird on my sidewalk. I couldn't tell what it was, but figured it was a fledgling by the way it was walking. When I got closer, I could see it was a robin and there was another one standing on my trash can! The second one on the trash can was a few days older than the one on the sidewalk. They were squawking for their momma quite loudly. Okay, maybe it was a loud 'chirp', rather than a squawk! I went to the garden, moved a large pot and found a handful of worms. I was able to feed them both, then the momma came and fed them again! After that, the two of them flew over the road and landed in the tree in front of my neighbor's house.

I love robins!
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #19
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Sage, Your baby looks like a little round tennis ball that just rolled in. ~So cute~

1964 It's surprising to say this but the robin can fly just as well without its tail feathers as with. I suppose it's balanced since ALL of them are missing. Had there been a few left on one side it probably would have to compensate for it somewhere.

I've never tried to feed the little blobs but I sure love listening to them. They have such a variety of vocals.
I chirp back and forth with them....when I THINK the neighbors aren't about

I was listening to the various bird songs in this link Browse for a bird by name and shape, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Pretty soon my love bird joined in and sang away.... I had surround sound!
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:13 AM   #20
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havalotta,
Thanks for sharing the link to that great bird web site.

I'm new to identifying birds. I've always loved watching birds, but never attempted to identify them. I just appreciated them visiting my bird feeders, bird baths, and watching them flit about.

I think it's pretty funny that your love bird joined in to sing with the bird call sound clips on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's web site.
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