Saturday, December 7, 2019

American Robin

The American robin is the state bird of three states (Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin) and is one of the most abundant birds in North America (after the red-winged blackbird and ahead of the European starling - all three of which I saw on my recent trip to Antelope Island). There are seven subspecies, which I'm not going to try and differentiate. 
Growing up in Utah they were always in our yard and very common in urban areas and I never have had a strong affinity for them. They are much less common in California. I recently saw some on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake and decided to post the pictures even though they're not great as I don't think I've ever taken a photo of a robin before this. Something about seeing them in a wild place weirdly makes them more interesting than as a common backyard visitor. 

1 comment:

  1. My mom used to get very excited about robins and always pointed them out when she first saw them in the spring. As a result, I've always loved robins.