BIRDS-American Robins

American Robins, the red-breasted birds, marks the return of Spring to most folks in the northern states. One of the easiest birds to watch while they go about their nesting and feeding habits since they’re in most peoples backyards.

Actually, unknown to a lot of people, these birds spend the winter in much of their breeding range. However, because they spend less time in yards and congregate more in wooded areas you may not see them as often.

During milder winters, it’s more common to see them in our backyards.

These birds are often used as the standard to which other birds sizes are compared; one of the most common native birds of the East, and the largest of the Thrush Family.

Hardly a garden in North America has not been visited by this bird. Often referred to as the Red Robin.

The song of the male is to advertise his territory or to attract a mate. You’ll hear them the most just before the young hatch. The typical breeding season for this bird is from April to July

The female builds the nest which is made of grasses, a middle layer of mud, then lined with fine grasses. The nest is usually placed in the crotch of a tree or shrub 5-20 feet above the ground.




Robins eat different types of food depending not only on the time of year but even time of day. They eat earthworms early in the day and more fruit later in the day.

Because they forage largely on lawns, they are vulnerable to pesticide poisoning and can be an important indicator of chemical pollution.


This is a bird of woodland edges and opening. Preferring open ground on which it can forage for insects to eat and feed their young. Try placing fruit on tray feeders or planting fruiting shrubs to attract more of them to your backyard garden.

After the breeding season, Robins flock together and go to large communal roosts at night. This habit continues from fall through winter.

Baby Robins

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A good percentage of baby birds are lost due to people thinking they’ve rescued the little one. The young are often found on the ground without what seems to be, any parental oversight. Adults and children catch these newly fledged birds and take them inside, not knowing they’ve rescued a bird that didn’t need rescuing.

You see, when baby robins first leave the nest, they are unable to fly. Some jump to higher branches in the nest tree and some take a tumble to the ground but landing softly. These baby birds are fine, the adults will continue to care for them. Leave Them Be!

If you’re worried they may be in harm’s way, help them to a nearby shrub for protection and so that the adults will find and continue feeding them. The adult birds can see you a block away. So don’t think because you don’t see any adult birds that there are none around. Adults are listening to their young and will find them if you keep them close to where you found them.

Please share this information with others who may think they’re helping these young birds. Keep your cats indoors during the nesting season and that will help a lot also. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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This one is building a nest on a Nesting Shelf

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