Robins at feeders?
Observers have seen a few robins eating unusual foods, such as seeds in or under birdfeeders, or even suet:
No, it's not common for robins! Expert Laura Erickson suggests a connection between recent years of drought in many areas as well as widespread use of lawn treatments that include insecticides. She writes, "Earthworms may be growing more difficult for robins to find, and it's when they're very hungry or thirsty that they are most likely to expand their food preferences and pay closer attention to where other birds are getting food." For more details, see Answers from the Expert in this week's report!
Photo: Patty Powell
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