Saturday, February 11, 2006

Great Flocks Of Robins, No Sh**

For the past two days flocks of robins, Turdus migratorius, have frequented the mature urban forest surrounding Clog-House, Est. 1935. Turdus? Indeed.

Flocks of robins numbering 100-200 birds, are common winter residents in north-central Florida. My first, and let's say
astounding encounter with flocks of robins was in an unlikely (to my northwestern experience) place - a salt marsh/estuary system adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Not the typical solitary individuals of this common American thrush species I'd come to know in lawns and gardens of northern climes.

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