North American Robin

There is a difference between “Robins” seen in America and those in the British Isles. The most obvious difference is the size of the bird’s red breast, which is much larger here. SW Virginia Robins have been very active lately, hopping around our yard seeking worms near the surface of the ground. As a kid my parents pointed to them as an example and told me “an early bird always catches the worm” trying to motivate me to do something productive.

A Butterfly, a Robin and a Rabbit

We are fortunate to live in a relatively rural portion of SW Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 2.5 acres of land, home to various critters. Robins are numerous at this time of year as are various types of Butterflies feeding on our Lantana flowers. Rabbits, on the other hand are hardly seen, but they are here, always on the lookout for predators. I was fortunate recently to capture each of them doing what they do.

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Looking for a Meal

Here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I’m beginning to see more seasonal birds flittering about. Robins especially. I enjoy making photos that show them in a natural setting, as compared, for example, to attracting them with hanging baskets and assorted feeders. It’s Red, Red Robin time now. The “action” photo was an accidental shot. The bird took off just as I clicked the shutter. It’s not as sharp as I’d like, but I’ll take it.

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