Rockin’ Robin~

I was watching this Robin the other day and boy was it busy … you might enjoy the song from youtube near the bottom of this post …while viewing..Did you know only male robins “sing” and they stop singing after the breeding season and… Female robins do not sing, but give alarm notes during the breeding season.

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American robin

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The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European robin[2] because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the Old World flycatcher family. The American robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.[3] According to some sources, the American robin ranks behind only the red-winged blackbird (and just ahead of the introduced European starling and the not-always-naturally occurring house finch) as the most abundant, extant land bird in North America.[4] It has seven subspecies, but only T. m. confinis of Baja California Sur is particularly distinctive, with pale gray-brown underparts.
The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.
The adult robin is preyed upon by hawks, cats, and larger snakes, but when feeding in flocks, it can be vigilant and watch other birds for reactions to predators. Brown-headed cowbirds lay eggs in robin nests (see brood parasite), but robins usually reject the cowbird eggs.

Nice to see you again ~

 

Nice to see this little guy enjoying the sunset at Valhalla ~ it’s been a long time since we have seen one of you here at Valhalla .  This is a big deal for the environment  !  Yer just makin’ a livin’ eh…

 

nature

 

Frog ~  please visit…

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog

 

 

 

 

My visit with my little fuzzy friend~

Life in the Cariboo may bore some but not I.  I am forever fascinated with the wildlife it has to offer ~ in my own backyard.  This little fellow had no fear of me as he made his living eating bird seed which my hubby provides year after year.  A friend told me that this bird is a “Common Redpoll”

here is a link to this beauty little bird…

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Redpoll/id