03 January 2010

Subzero Robins

Robins greeting the -20 degree morning.
Winter
robins are not uncommon in Minnesota,
most often appearing in flocks.
As long as they have a good source of berries
such as crabapples or the hackberries in this tree,
they can survive the chill and snow.

One important thing they need is water.
Robins drink lots of water so having a heated
bird bath will be a hit with
the flock
and keep them around.


Puffed out and surviving the cold -
another view of a bird we associate with summer.

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