This gallery contains 2 photos. Hard to believe, but I haven’t posted about American Robins in more than a year! This worm-seeking fellow–one of 20-30 Robins we encountered at Surrey’s Green Timbers Park on February 23–looks nothing at all like his smaller and chubby European cousin.
people, robins, and worms were in abundance at the park on this chilly day.
f/11, 1/1000, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 1600
A bold cousin of the much shyer but similarly sized Varied Thrush, American Robins are familiar sights in my backyard, especially when blueberries ripen here from June until August (they turn up their bills at bird seed). A family of three were enjoying all the free worms they could eat in the backyard and shamelessly making off with all the blueberries they could pinch–the latter they did while throwing us direct impudent stares. This one approached our picnic table in anticipation of fresh fruit, no doubt, at the Maplewood Conservation Area on May 3.
I know the pickings are quite good, but could you spare a berry for me?
f/6.3, 1/250, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 400