Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo Of The Day January 14

American Robin

One of the more comment birds that you see along the south west coast of British Columbia is the American Robin. During the summer months these birds can be found just about anywhere, but they tend to move towards the coast during the winter. The primary reason for this move is that the south west coast near Vancouver has average temperatures of 5ºC-10ºC at this time of year. As a result the small bugs and earthworms that the Robins often eat can still easily be extracted from the soil.

This particular Robin was practically posing for this shot, as it did not seem even slightly concerned by my not so distant presence.