What kind of bird is this?

January 19th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

He was singing on my fire escape a minute ago, and I loved the sounds he was making! So did Bleecker. Ah, is it a robin? I just googled it and I think it’s a robin. I wish I could have robins flying around my apartment. Except for the mess. And the fact that they’d soon be murdered by cats. Thanks for stopping by, little guy.

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  1. 6 Responses to “What kind of bird is this?”

  2. By Snap on Jan 19, 2016

    Looks like a Robin to me… cute little guy.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Jan 19, 2016

    Thank you! Yeah, he was cute.I was sorry to see him fly away.

  4. By Julia on Jan 19, 2016

    Definitely a robin, with the slightly unfortunate Latin name Turdus migratorius. As a type of thrush it has a lovely varied song:
    http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/view_default.asp?sortBy=has+audio&viewType=list&curFamilyID=248

    I was just thinking that it should be farther south, even in NYC, when my husband came home and said he’d seen one up here! WTF? He also saw a Cardinal at the same time. They are hardier than the Robins but they still decamp for at least January. Especially today, when the windchill makes it feel like -18F.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Jan 19, 2016

    I hope they’re going to be okay. Climate change might be messing them up.

  6. By Nora on Jan 19, 2016

    Yes, the American Robin! We used to have a picture of them on the back of our $2-bill here in Canada. When we still had a $2 bill…

  7. By Stacy Horn on Jan 21, 2016

    Ha! We had $2 bills for a while too.

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