On a dark rainy winter day, an American Robin perches just above where moments ago it had been foraging for worms.
The American Robin or North American Robin is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin, because of its reddish-orange breast, however the two species are not at all closely related. The European Robin belongs to the flycatcher family. The American Robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering south of Canada from Florida to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The song of the American Robin is like a cheerily carol, made up of discrete units, often repeated, and spliced together into a string of brief pauses in between. The song varies regionally and its stule varies by the time of day. They are often among the first songbirds singing as dawn rises or hours before, and last as evening sets in!
Taken on Feb 26/11 at 9:35 am on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 7D
Lens; 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Taken at; 1/200’s at f/5.6, 400 mm, man wht bal, iso 800.
No cropping, histogram adjustment and slight sharpening.
Subject distance; 5.5 meters.
Note; took photo out my computer room window, using lens stabilizer and supported against the window frame.