Tuesday, December 01, 2009

robin fluffed

I heard my little robin ticking outside.
Searching the trees ...I saw him sitting on an old birdhouse defending his territory.

As it is colder outside, you can see
how his feathers are more fluffed...to keep warm inside.


Beth Niquette said...

He is SO darling! Our robins are a lot bigger than yours are--my sissy says it is because they're Ground Robins.

iwings said...

Hi Beth,
Our (European)robins (Erithacus rubecula)are a different specie than American robins (Turdus migratorius).

The American ones are more like a blackbird.
The european robin is much smaller,about the size of a sparrow.
see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Robin