Update Battling for Territory Journey North

Male robins may fight vigorously to establish and defend territories. They can fight with their beaks or wings, but it's safest to use their feet. The wing bones are hollow, so it's dangerous to strike anything with the wings. A robin will attack with its beak if it senses a real threat of physical harm, rather than just a territorial challenge. Using the feet to fight off foes is the safest way to say "stay away!"

"The arial acrobatics of competing males can be thrilling. From my second story window I see 3 robins flying after each other, dodging trees and bushes with breathtaking speed," reported Maureen Grandis from Petrolia, California on March 21st.

Robins hunting along a zone of melted snow.

Andy Wilson

 

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