Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We all scream for ice cream

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.

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