Reports from Citizen Scientists
We noticed a flock of 50-100 Robins foraging
on the ground. We live in a heavily wooded area and
on lakefront property. Our wooded
area also has holly trees full of berries. We observed the Robins
feeding off the berries, also. It is quite a sight to see that many
Robins flocked together.
observed a WAVE of Robins in my yard this morning looking for
the leaves under the trees. The group was about 20.
have never seen robins in the winter before. They are now coming
in every day (even in the snow) to eat from our crabapple
least a couple of hundred robins are feasting on the berries
from my two large camphor trees.
Carolina: For two days we've had lots of robins on our
property, mostly taking advantage of the pond and creek.
I saw six robins in my driveway today. They have been out there
for at least 15 minutes and are drinking melted ice on the blacktop.
This seems awfully early for a robin sighting in my experience.
This is the third wave we've seen. They pick at the fruit on
our pear trees. The other day, they found some mulch that was not
covered with snow and were picking
at it. It actually looked as though they found some bugs to eat.
Look for more examples of food that robins eat
in the wintertime!