Sunday, June 13, 2010

American Robin

American Robins are usually the first birds to start singing in the morning in my neighborhood. When I lived in DC, one would usually start singing shortly after midnight during the breeding season. Here, they start a little later, but usually well before dawn.

I never found a robin nest in my old neighborhood, but here I usually see one in the spring. The one below is in a bush just outside the front door and relatively close to the sidewalk. Despite having people passing close by, the nest is well hidden. It is hard to see unless a robin flies in or out. Even then, the nest structure is not easy to make out.