Robins and the Endless Winter

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I’m seeing flocks of migrating robins in thickets and sheltered creek drainages. They’re back, but food is scarce in our snowy, semi-frozen landscape. The persistent fruit of staghorn sumac is a staple this time of year, for many species of birds. It is an emergency ration that helps keep them alive when winter refuses to let go.

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Photos by NB Hunter (4/5/2018). © All Rights Reserved.

 

5 thoughts on “Robins and the Endless Winter

  1. There are a few Robins in our area too. Many were high on tree branches, and not on the ground looking for worms. This week spring is finally coming, so they should feed better now.

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