Many Juvenile Robins: July 2021

American Robins are members of the Thrush family. Most of our adult thrushes show spots on the breast:

Wood Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush

In Robin they show in juveniles but disappear by maturity.

I saw many juveniles on this day at Col. Sam Smith park.

American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)
American Robin (juvenile)

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds:

Belted Kingfisher family
Baltimore Oriole (female)
European Starlings
House Sparrow (female)
Song Sparrow
House Sparrow (female)
House Sparrows
House Sparrow (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (female or juvenile)
Tree Swallows
Gray Catbird
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
American Robin
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (male)
House Sparrow (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Baltimore Oriole (female)
Common Tern
Common Terns
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher

MYSTERY BIRD

The red and brown mixture identify a female Cardinal.

Northern Cardinal (female)

NATURE POETRY

The robin is the one
That interrupts the morn
With hurried, few, express reports
When March is scarcely on.
– Emily Dickinson

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Many Juvenile Robins: July 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I got the mystery bird!
    Again, this is such a great place for birds. Wonderful pictures! It was a revelation to be introduced to these adorable young Robins with their juvenile spots, something I didn’t know about before. Fascinating to learn they belong to the Thrush family, too.
    Thanks, Miles!

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