Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Robins often return to the same nesting site, they also can have 2-3 clutches of eggs in a year. Our robins built a nest lower down in the tree, unfortunately the eggs and nest were destroyed, probably by squirrels (evil neighbourhood squirrels). The robin cam captures the life in a second nest built by the same robins (I believe) higher up in the tree. I hope that our robins return soon!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I got on the Robin Cam fine this morning. Looks great! Just wondered if you had noticed the little typo at about the seventh painting under your "Sources of information" where you have an "if" rather than an "it". I think the sentence would read better if you said, "This will make it a more interesting research challenge". I'm not sure I like at all the inference that 'older' or 'written' reference information is obtuse and dull-witted. It is often carefully researched and quite accurate. In fact, some of the older bird experts, such as Stuart Houston, are still considered among the most knowledgeable in North America. You might get into trouble for making such an assumption!
Note I think my mother interpreted my use of the term obtuse as a negative, in response I have changed this post...thanks Mom
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Golden: A guide to field identification
Birds of North America
Adult is orange-breated (head of female is paler than male's); breast of juvenile is spotted.
Builds a nest of grass and mud in orchard trees or shrubs or on buildings.
Song is a series of 6-10 whistled phrases of 3 or 4 notes, 5-20/min.
You can view the video for this painting by clicking on this link: Ya I'm lookin at you
A Guide to Field Identification Birds of North America
American Robin turdus migratorius
A common well-known bird often seen on lawns searching for insects and earthworms.
You can view the video for this painting by clicking on the link: Big Worm
In cold weather prefers moist woods or fruit-bearing trees.