There has been a male Robin singing loudly outside my window in the evenings, trying to attract a female. I don’t usually pay much attention to the American Robin because they are so common in my area.
His loud cheery song prompted me to create this collage last night:
I looked at a photo of a real bird, a Robin and pasted a variety of papers together to create this bird. I like his red breast, don’t you?
I often see Robins in our yard with their head cocked to one side, staring motionless at the ground, waiting for a worm. Robins eat large numbers of earthworms in the spring and summer as well as insects and some snails.
Robins also eat an enormous variety of fruits. In the late winter and early Spring, I see Robins eating the crabapples on our backyard tree. I took a photo today of our crabapple tree in full bloom – so glorious!
I like the poem from this old book:
Hippity-hop the Robin goes, Skipping along on his dainty toes, Pulling up worms with hearty tugs, Chasing and catching unwary bugs; He has a lovely bright red breast, I think I love the Robin best.
May the cheery song of a Robin brighten your day!