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American Robins

While I was letting our chickens out of the coop this morning I heard a very familiar call from above. It was the high pitched flight call of an American Robin. 45 more words


Bathing robin

There were lots of American Robins (Turdus migratorius) on Monday at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, including one that decided to take a bath in a puddle in the middle of the path. 177 more words


Head First

Fortunately for Nicklename the 10 meter high board had been removed and placed in storage.  Posted signs warned guests of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa, not to dive into the shallow waters.  8 more words

On the "Outskirts"

This word has been on my mind all day: outskirts. Either you are thinking, “get a life,” or you are wondering, “why?” For those who wonder, outskirts is synonymous with fringes, the outer edge of something. 580 more words

Creation And Nature

Fall Rains

Heavy Fall rains brought the Robins back to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa to forage for the succulent worms that perhaps could be found only in this remote region of the Pacific flyway.  37 more words

The American Robin: My Least Favorite Bird

This piece was first published in In The Air, a column I wrote for Montana Woman Magazine. September 2017. 

Of all the birds I’ve handled, robins are my least favorite. 485 more words

Bird Banding

American Robin

American Robin (Scientific name: Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, says Wiki on this bird. 35 more words