Wild Animals


posted: 04/29/14
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Allow me to introduce Myself: I'm your friendly neighborhood robin!

Where You'll Most Likely Find Me: Parks, hedges, fields, suburban back yards and rural yards in North America. We are also located in Europe.

What I Like to Eat: Insects, earthworms, small snakes and reptiles. We find sweets like fruits, berries and pastry dough irresistible.

Betcha Didn't Know This About Me: They love us across the pond too. We are Great Britain's national bird.

About Us: You know us well. We are noted for our "songbird" status and the songs you hear outside your backyards. We are migratory birds known for our bright and reddish orange chests and sides and our cheery vocals. At 10 inches long, our bodies are round, and our legs and tails are long for birds. When you see - and more importantly - hear us, you know that spring is just around the corner.

Disco Duck: We have a disco song recorded just for us. Remember "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Convention in 1975?

Statebirds: Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin are proud to call us their state birds.

Fast Times: In just the first two weeks after birth, our babies grow to be the size of their mothers and fathers. This is also the time when their wings develop.

What Makes Us Famous: Our beautiful songs (our calls) are what we are most known for. One of our calls is a cheerily cheer-up cheerio, while another call is a fast tut tut tut.

Whom We Fear: Foxes, hawks, bobcats and even your domestic outdoor kitties are a threat to us. Sometimes jaybirds eat our young babies, but they also are our friendly enemies alerting us when other predators are nearby. We have no qualms running after owls and hawks gunning for our eggs while we wait two weeks for them to hatch.

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