Winter robin (Liane Edwards)

Winter robin (Liane Edwards)

We had a surprise on Monday, January 13, when we looked out the window and saw two beautiful American Robins on the roof drinking water from the eavestrough. We do have several trees that produce a small berry and we suspect that they are feeding on these. One year, we had a  robin stay around the yard until late November before it disappeared.

Fred Hall, Cartier Court, Peterborough
Note: A large number of  robins have chosen to overwinter in the Kawarthas this year because of the abundance of  wild food such as wild grape. As long as these birds can find enough to eat, the cold is not an issue. We found several hundred robins on our annual bird count at Xmas, which is an indication of the large number of robins that  decided to stay put (or to migrate no further south than  Peterborough) this year. D.M.

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.