Last week I photographed this robin on a wire right near my house.
Look at his beak: what was he eating?
Michelle told me that robins don’t like the birdseed; instead, they look for berries. I found a whole post on what robins eat in winter: “Winter robins eat berries, other fruits, and seeds they find on shrubs, trees, and vines. If robins happen to overwinter near you, you can offer them frozen or fresh fruit. They’ll go for apple slices, raisins, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cherries.”
When there are too many, they become pests. Here are a few too many robins in my neighbor’s tree. I saw more robins in a tree the next day when it was brighter, but I didn’t have my camera with me at the time. My neighbor mentioned the movie The Birds.
They seem to be snuggling on the roof of my house, under the roof overhangs. I saw sparrows there as well. See all that ice? It’s been snowy and icy here.
Yes, we’ve had a lot of robins. I miss the cardinals – I haven’t seen too many lately. But sparrows and blue jays have continued to frequent our backyard.
Do you see robins in winter?