The American Robin Has Been Spotted

Red robbinThe American Robin is a prime example of the saying, “The early bird catches the worm.” The American Robins are the first to appear at the end of winter. They are commonly found tugging earthworms out of the ground in the morning and later in the day they dine on various fruits.

When hunting for worms, the American Robin stares motionless at the ground with its head cocked to one side—waiting for the perfect time to strike. These fairly large songbirds are mostly found on lawns, fields, parks and forests. Their feathers are a grayish brown with dark orange chests. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the oldest recorded American Robin was 14 years old.

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