Common birds in my area and often over looked because they are so common. However at this time of year the American Robin is in it’s breeding colours. They are very striking at this time of year and for many years now we have had them stay during the winter. They often compete with the waxwings for the fruit of Buckthorn bushes.

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Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
390 MM


  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael

  • Thank you very much, Tim

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Michael, well done!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Lois

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work :)

  • Thank you very much Ursula

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture. One of my favorite birds. :o)

  • Thank you very much, Bunny

    – Michael Cummings

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice action here…hard to believe they are still around Michael

  • Thank you very much, the last couple of winters we are seeing more and more of them wintering in my area. We have a huge population of buckthorn shrubs which they compete with the starling and waxwings for food. This winter has been very mild and they are travelling in flocks of 50 or so to compete with the other flocks looking for food. I guess the numbers make it easier to keep the smaller waxwings and starlings away.

    – Michael Cummings

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 3 years ago

    It’s nice to see one of these Robins in action for a change, nice photography, good timing.

  • Thank you very much, Franklin

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lynn Starner
    Lynn Starnerabout 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • Thank you very much, Lynn

    – Michael Cummings

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 3 years ago

    Super timing, great shot

  • Thank you very much, Jesika

    – Michael Cummings

  • Digidi
    Digidiabout 3 years ago

    fabulous shot Michael

  • Thank you very much, Di

    – Michael Cummings

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Wonderful action catch, Michael! I’ve heard a robin singing in the last few days; they always over-winter here in some numbers, but this year those hardy souls have had a very easy time of it! This is a dilly….

  • Thank you very much Sheila

    – Michael Cummings

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