New Robin Family

Robins didn’t return to nest in our yard this year, but some very young robins have been visiting our yard with their new families.

See all of the spots on its breast?  They are hard to miss.  Over time these spots will fade and the robin’s familiar reddish-orange color will be all that is left.

Here is one of the juveniles with what looks like an adult female (mom?).  Female robins are not as boldly colored as the males.

I saw two or three juveniles exploring the yard.  They also seemed to be traveling around with a Starling and a Spotted Towhee.

  1. nice to hear that birds can hang out with different types of species, I’m hearing Rodney King in my brain “can’t we all just get along?”

  2. So beautiful. I have seen my speckled baby bluebirds around from time to time, too, mostly at the birdbath. Just haven’t updated. So many blog topics. So little time. Your photos are always stunning and attract my admiration because it’s a skill I lack and don’t have the time or inclination to develop. So many hobbies. So little time.

  3. I love how Robins are a bit aloof. Not visiting the feeders with other of our familiar birds, not taking the bribe so to speak. To us here in the North they are the embodiment of spring and always a welcome yard bird. Lovely post from your iconic backyard!

  4. I haven’t been a birder long and I’m still learning to identify them.
    Now, I know a robin but thanks for pointing out the spots showing a young one. Seriously, I would have thought it a different bird entirely. 🙂
    I have so much to learn!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nice shots showing differences between juveniles and adults! I love the Robins in the yard, but my husband says they give him the stink eye!

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