American Robins are members of the Thrush family. Most of our adult thrushes show spots on the breast:
In Robin they show in juveniles but disappear by maturity.
I saw many juveniles on this day at Col. Sam Smith park.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
The red and brown mixture identify a female Cardinal.
The robin is the one
That interrupts the morn
With hurried, few, express reports
When March is scarcely on. – Emily Dickinson
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.