According to my niece, Kaija, when you see the first robin of spring, you get to go to Dairy Queen. This morning as I was having coffee, I saw a robin in the front yard. The first one of this spring for me. So, DQ here I come!!
Referencing http://web.mac.com/wildlifeweb/Robin-Facts/, here is the 'scoop' on Robins.
What Robins look like
- Robins have a reddish orange chest
- The colors of the male are usually brighter than the female
- The adult male robin has a black head; the female has a grayish-brown head (see photo)
- The short beak is yellow with a dark tip
- They have white crescents around their eyes
- Adult male and female robins are about the same size
- Robins are medium size birds in the thrush family
- The body is grayish –brown with dark tail feathers and a white rump
Sound - Click on link to hear the robin.
- Robins make a musical whistled phrase,
"cheerily, cheer up, cheer up, cheerily, cheer up."
- The males sing in the early morning and late afternoon.