Monday, April 23, 2018

Blogging from A-Z • T • Turdis Migratorius

The early bird gets the worm.



T  is for turdis migratorius, or much more commonly known as the American Robin.


Just like the sparrow, from the letter "S" post, the robin is incredibly common.  As common as they are however, they are a striking bird with their dark head and wings and their red breast.  The males are even richer in color during mating season.  You often find them on lawns pulling worms out of the ground, in trees gathering insects, or enjoying berries or seed on bushes.



This past year I had the pleasure of also viewing two robin families raise a clutch of eggs.



I thought this nest was so pretty sitting in a hydrangea bush, made up of the usual twigs and sticks, but also supported/decorated with dried hydrangea flowers! Is this nature or Home Goods!?!?


I'll leave you with this last photo of a single robin hanging out with a handful of starlings.  I often find robins amongst other birds or wildlife and they are always a pleasure to view.




Today's earrings are seed beads brick stitched around a silver metal connector.   All commenters who comment on during the A-Z challenge will be entered in a drawing to win 7 pairs of earrings!



Thanks for stopping by, please stop by tomorrow for the letter "U".

5 comments:

  1. I've been seeing robins during the winter months. I don't think it's true that they show up in the spring.

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  2. I thought of you today because I saw a Scarlet Tanager today when I went for a walk. I always think of spring when I see the Robin and your pictures are great. I love the one with Mr. Robin looking out while all these starlings are looking at him. The nest is also pretty with the hydrangea flowers at the bottom. Your earrings are pretty and many love hoops

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    1. Oooooh! I love the Scarlet Tanager!!! I just started hearing them on my walks, but I have yet to view my first of year!

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  3. Your dining shots are always the best of the best! That hydrangea nest is so pretty ~ that you saw it and got a photo is a amazing! And you KNOW I Love those round earrings!!!

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  4. I love the birds on a wire ... all seemingly look at the robin as if to say 'dude what are you doing sitting there with us?"

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