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Baby Robins

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The American robin (Turdus migratorius) female chooses a nest site, usually on one or more horizontal branches in the lower part of a tree. In certain areas robins will build their nests on the ground, on cliffs or on buildings. … Continue reading

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Robin Egg

A robin lays three to five bluish green or sky blue eggs. The eggs are approximately 1.2″ x 0.8″. Helpless, naked chicks with sparse white down hatch after 12 to 14 days and spend about 13 days in the nest … Continue reading

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Robin Nest

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American robins (Turdus migratorius) are busily making and sitting on their nests in our cottonwoods. The female robin builds the nest by first forming dead grass, twigs, moss, feathers and other materials into a cup shape. We have horses, so … Continue reading

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American Robin

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  A common and widespread bird, the American robin (Turdus migratorius)¬†has¬†colorful, distinctive plumage and adapts well to areas dominated by humans. As a result it is one of our most recognized and loved birds. Everyone knows this member of the … Continue reading

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Fenceline to Hedgerow

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Western junipers (Juniperus occidentalis) are so ubiquitous here is Modoc County CA that it is never surprising to see one. However, one does wonder at all the junipers growing along fencelines, particularly between fields and pastures. Farmers and ranchers certainly … Continue reading

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