Winter Robin

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I always thought that Robins were a sign of spring. It turns out that if food, specifically the availability of berries is good they stick around all winter. It was a very cold day when I shot this Robin, I was surprised to see it up in a tree, I would have expected it on the ground where there was some chance of warmth. I am slowly coming to the end of my catalog of photographs from 2014. I did a lot of editing over what was an awful winter, and did some forward planning that takes a lot of stress off a daily blog. As the year goes on the majority of my remaining photographs are of birds. A less vicious winter would be welcome and would let me shoot through more months, as it is this summer is turning out wonderfully.

9 responses

  1. I hope you will get many opportunities to shoot!

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    June 7, 2015 at 6:54 am

  2. fantastic catch – wonderful how long you have to sit at there waiting to take this shot.

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    June 7, 2015 at 7:22 am

    • Thanks. You happen on it by chance. Find it with your eye. Hope it stays long enough for a shutter release.

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      June 7, 2015 at 7:41 am

  3. I live in northeastern MN and have seen robins as late as December and as early as February eating frozen berries and crab apples. Some migrate south but some just go a little south.

    I always consider juncos to be a sing of spring. They pass through on their way north to Canada.

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    June 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  4. Pat

    Foraging on the last of the berries, it seems. Great capture.

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    June 8, 2015 at 6:55 pm

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