I love watching and listening to birds. I have seen, Cardinals, Catbirds, Sparrows, Mockingbirds, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadees and even Ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting our garden but I have yet to see Bluejays. I hope I get to see one next year !
One of our frequent visitors is the American Robin or Turdus Migratorius. They are migratory birds of Thrush family and are constantly foraging for worms. Contrary to popular belief, they catch worms and other insects using sight not sound. It may seem like robins are fond of worms; however, they eat mostly berries, fruits and seeds. Only 42 % of Robin’s diet consists of meat and the rest is vegetarian. Pretty healthy huh?
Fun facts about robins:
- Robins usually lay three or four light blue eggs.
- When a baby robin is born, its skin is transparent enough that you can see through it.
- Robins fly 30 to 36 miles per hour.
- The robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Source: Oregon State University and Annenberg Media Learner