American Robin 11/28/18

During the winter months when a thaw melts the snow cover and the ground comes alive again, American Robins will leave off foraging for fruits and berries in the trees and shrubs to appear on lawns again to feast on invertebrate protein. Winter flocks of robins can often include other foraging species like waxwings and blackbirds, but scan them carefully, it’s in the relative safety of these mixed groups that you might find one of the rarer winter vagrants, like a flicker, sapsucker, or hermit thrush.

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