American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

1 March 2020

To get the challenge rolling properly, and as spring is (if you squint hard) not that far in the future I have taken for the second species of the target 1000, to post the bird everyone hereabouts thinks of as the Herald of Spring even if a few of them do stick with us all winter, usually in loose, roving flocks. Misnamed a Robin by early settlers because of its red breast, it is really a Thrush. Spends a lot of summertime on lawns eating worms but adores berries, a few of which are still to be found even this late in winter, as well as insects. Winter berries are an important food source for Robins so make sure to grow them in your garden

Beautiful song –