The view from my perch on the mountain

American Robin

Our weather forecast is calling for scattered snow showers Sunday and Monday. I’m hoping the weather guessers are operating at their usual efficiency because I usually don’t notice these guys until after I’ve mowed the lawn and they flock in to hunt for insects. Here’s to signs of good things to come!


American Robin (Turdus migratorius)






I got some nice shots of a pair of Mourning Doves, as well. Those will be on my Virginia Through My Lens page as soon as I can get them posted.

13 responses

  1. I’ll have to show my mom this blog because she loves robins.

    March 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM

  2. Val

    Great to see what your Robins look like, so different from the ones we see. Different but just as beautiful! I didn’t know you had a WordPress blog too, I will follow you on here as well as Blogger 🙂 Have a good weekend 🙂

    March 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

  3. So you are seeing them already there..hmm I think I will have to start watching for them here too.
    I have seen many geese in flocks headed north though..maybe you are right a sign of good things to come.
    These shots look like they could LEAP off the page..just wonderful. 🙂

    March 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    • Yep, I’m biblogual. When Live Spaces started spiraling down the tubes I was already fed up with their “improvements” and was looking for a new blogging adventure. I couln’t decide which I prefered so I gave Word Press and Blogger a try simultaneously. I still can’t decide so i write on bothe. usually different posts for each but sometimes the sam on both, when I’m feeling creatlively challenged.

      March 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

  4. Great photos! Robins are such good posers since they run a little stop, run a little, stop. Haha.
    I really enjoy the fledglings in late Spring with all their great feather colors. I hope you end up with better weather coming!

    March 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

  5. I’ve been seeing Robins up here in Rockbridge County in Jan. Thought that was weird. But we have had weird weather anyway. So here is a question Chip, what bird sounds like it says “pretty girl?” My mom keeps pestering me, and everyone else with that. Says there is some bird that she can’t figure out which one, but it has a call that sounds like pretty girl.

    One good thing about March is the birds are active in the mornings with song.

    March 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

  6. Great shots … I can almost hear them calling!
    I hope the snow failed to arrive ….

    March 4, 2012 at 5:14 AM

  7. Your robins are truly magnificent! I can’t help but compare them to our little fat robins that we Brit’s all love so much! Yours are huge!! Can’t imagine one of those perched on top of the garden spade waiting for worms lol 😉 The photos are beautiful the subject matter even more so 🙂

    March 4, 2012 at 4:58 PM

  8. Lovely birds and amazing photos, Chip.

    March 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM

  9. Super photos Chip, but I still can’t get my head round the fact that you call them Robins. allbeit American ones,

    March 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

  10. love your photos…

    March 23, 2012 at 1:35 AM

  11. We’ve got them here in The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Here’s my post from this week.

    March 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

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