6 October 2014
It always seems that after they have finished breeding American Robins Turdus migratorius disappear for a while and are seldom seen on lawns and in gardens as is the case from early spring onward.
They are always a welcome sight and I think that even for people who are not specifically interested in birds they evoke feelings of warmth. They do not hesitate to nest in close proximity to humans and many a child has had his/her first experience with a wild creature when a pair of robins honoured their backyard with their nest.
At Columbia Lake this morning I counted nineteen individuals and I think I may have missed a few. They were busy feeding on the grass and on berries in nearby bushes. Most of the birds were adults and I am wondering whether juveniles have formed flocks of their own.
I was concentrating on photographing the birds on the ground before turning my attention to the berry bushes and the pictures here reflect that. Before I got a chance to take any more shots my battery died!