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Robins in the snow

chico2
March 23rd, 2011, 11:47 AM
Welcoming"my"Robins to a snowy Ontario..kitties watching..

14+kitties
March 23rd, 2011, 11:50 AM
I love Robins. They've been here for the last month making good use of the bare ground looking for any little bug they could find. Now, with this stupid snow, it's going to be hard for them. They don't seem to go to the feeder at all.
Love the kitties watching them. :cloud9:

chico2
March 23rd, 2011, 11:50 AM
+ some lowly Starlings,but they're birds too right..
Gracklers and Red-Wings are back too,after this snow,spring maybe??:pray:

chico2
March 23rd, 2011, 11:52 AM
14+,me too,there is a male and female,courtship going on..I think the male has been here for a while,glad he has a girlfriend.

Robins cannot eat seeds,but in emergency they will eat bread,I threw out some raisins for them.

BenMax
March 23rd, 2011, 11:53 AM
Gorgeous pictures Chico2...but please don't tell me that these were taken today or yesterday???:pray:

mummummum
March 23rd, 2011, 12:03 PM
Robins cannot eat seeds,but in emergency they will eat bread,I threw out some raisins for them.

What do they eat Chico? Just berries? Bugs?

mummummum
March 23rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
Gorgeous pictures Chico2...but please don't tell me that these were taken today or yesterday???:pray:

I'm up to around 5 or 6 inches here in The Hammer.

Melinda
March 23rd, 2011, 12:11 PM
I feed the Robins warm suet and mealworms through the winter, any berries I buy and any berries left of the tree's they eat and yes, some do stay all winter in Ontario. *S*

hazelrunpack
March 23rd, 2011, 12:43 PM
I had a robin on my platform feeder gorping down on crumbled suet this morning, chico. If you have any suet and can break it up into small pieces, they'll likely be grateful. :D

Our slush/sleet/heavy snow threw our migrating robins, juncos, fox sparrows and song sparrows for a loop. The feeders have been fun to watch today, though :thumbs up

Chris21711
March 23rd, 2011, 01:13 PM
Nice pics Chico.....we have Grackles and Red Wing Blackbirds also, normally the Cowbirds come in around the same time....none so far though.

Gorgeous pictures Chico2...but please don't tell me that these were taken today or yesterday???:pray:

Taken today BenMax, it's heading your way :laughing:

We only have about an inch so far.

BenMax
March 23rd, 2011, 02:09 PM
Nice pics Chico.....we have Grackles and Red Wing Blackbirds also, normally the Cowbirds come in around the same time....none so far though.



Taken today BenMax, it's heading your way :laughing:

We only have about an inch so far.

No way Chris...I will use my almighty wonder woman wand to spiral it back to you. I have dog poop to pick up in the back and I was not planning on doing it today...

chico2
March 23rd, 2011, 05:55 PM
BM,those pics are from today,lots of snow:evil: and I'd say at least 50+ birds today emptied the feeders in no time.
Since we have a heated bird-bath,we had to fill it twice,all the Gracklers decided to have a bath:laughing:

The Robins seem to like raisins and I also through out pieces of apples+I always have a suet feeder hanging by the tree.

Hopefully all this snow will be gone,I HATE it,mostly because of the birds:(and 14+kitties

hazelrunpack
March 23rd, 2011, 08:14 PM
Robins have trouble clinging to a suet cage, chico, so if you crumble the suet for them, they'll be able to eat it easier. I think everyone and their brother has luck with raisins except hazel--I've never gotten a robin to eat one. :frustrated: Do you put them on a deck rail or a feeder or on the ground...?

One thing about snow in March is that it doesn't stick around very long... :grouphug:

chico2
March 24th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Hazel,I put some raisins on the ledge of the bird-bath where the Robins like to hang out,I think I must be the only one with a heated bird-bath,cause they all come here:laughing:
They also like chunks of apples and the berries from the Cotoneaster(sp?) bush,I had to remove a lot of snow from the bush today so they can get to them.
If I chop up the Suet,the Squirrels will finish it in no-time,they get enough peanuts.

hazelrunpack
March 24th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hmmm...I wonder if I should try raisins out by the cistern. I've seen robins sitting there by the water :thumbs up