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Old 02-03-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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I see this little guy around my garden all the time and would like to know what type of bird this is. I caught some pics of him the best I could. Here is a picture of him:

DSC01678.jpg picture by rafbak - Photobucket
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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looks to me like a sort of red robin.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Really hard to see the bird. Do you have cardinals where you live? Females are not as brillant as males in coloring.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Looks exactly like a robin to me. We have them around our place all winter (though not in large numbers).



(photo taken from a public domain source)
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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I was going to write that it looked to big to be a robin to me - but from what I can see it is an American robin which grow to be 10 inches (and that's a lot bigger than the wee things I'm used to.)

Turdus migratorius is the official name.
There's a joke in there...
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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It's a robin. In winter they'll eat any kind of berry on trees. I see them eating crabapples and also eating something off dogwood trees. We also leave apples on our apple tree and they eat them, too. They'll be near any protected low lying area, near water preferably. I hear them more than I see them.
I saw some two weeks ago and now they're gone again. We're getting a good snow storm so I guess they knew something's up.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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Thanks for helping me ID this little rascal! I tried feeding him a few times but the pesky pigeons always pop out of nowhere and eat it all up. Perhaps I should set up a bird feeder..but I have a feeling the fat squirrels would raid it :|
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: san bernardino, ca.
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Thanks for helping me ID this little rascal! I tried feeding him a few times but the pesky pigeons always pop out of nowhere and eat it all up. Perhaps I should set up a bird feeder..but I have a feeling the fat squirrels would raid it :|
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Spent my childhood around thes guys--(robins).
If these guys are hangin around your neighborhood, chances are good they find plenty to eat on their own.
don't worry if they arent getting to your offerings.
They don't care much for being close to us humans.
AND:
they have no clue that you're even offering anything.
No worry or guilt needed for these guys.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I see this little guy around my garden all the time and would like to know what type of bird this is. I caught some pics of him the best I could. Here is a picture of him:

DSC01678.jpg picture by rafbak - Photobucket
That's a robin, as in, "when the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along"

If you want to feed robins, impale an apple on a dowel and hang it from a tree branch. They would also appreciate meal worms or crickets - not sure they eat much seed...
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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not sure they eat much seed...
No, they don't. They're insectivores (bless 'em )
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