I’m surprised the Robin wasn’t one of the first on my list this year. I do know I’ve seen them since January, out in front of the school when I drop my son off. I guess I just haven’t stumbled across them on my specific birding journeys. I’d hate to think I overlooked this guy. The Robin is pretty common so perhaps they get a little taken for granted sometimes. Unfortunately I didn’t get any spectacular pictures this time around, but have included two.
Robins may be common in the Vancouver area, but there were tonnes of them in Lillooet. Everywhere I went if spotted one, there were sure to be at least 20 more in the area. They’d see my approach and let out a chirp and vanish into the thick, dark brush. At one point I ran across a full gathering of Robins, Spotted Towhees and Dark-headed Juncos all on the ground kicking up dirt and grass looking for some grub. I wanted to join in on the party but they all scattered when I started to approach.