The Robins just returned to my part of the world on Monday. The day was sunny and warm. Tuesday was relatively nice too. It started to snow on Wednesday afternoon. This poor Robin was hunkered down on the patio, all puffed up with it’s wingtips lowered. I’ve read that this is a sign of aggression, but I think the robin was just trying to stay warm!
The next morning it was a winter wonderland. I spent an hour or so taking pictures and following all the animal tracks that had been left over night.
I really wish I was out taking photos of spring flowers instead….
The Feather Files
Name: Turdus migratorius
Alias: American Robin
Migration: The Robin breeds north to Alaska, across Canada, and southward to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States and into southern Mexico. Northern populations migrate.
Date Seen: June, 2016
Location: North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada