American Robin Look Up – Waaay Up…

… and I’ll drop bugs in your mouth.


If I had known that a baby could grow to ‘almost ready to leave the nest’ in only 13 days – by eating worms and bugs – well, I’d have raised my own children a lot differently…

The Feather Files
Name: American Robin
Species: Turdus migratorius
Native to and Migration: The Robin breeds north to Alaska, across Canada, and southward to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States and into southern Mexico. Northern populations migrate.
Date Seen: June, 2016
Location: North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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15 thoughts on “American Robin Look Up – Waaay Up…

    1. You are right – bugs and earthworms are frowned upon – but apparently earthworms contain protein comparable to the protein you would receive from consuming eggs and cow’s milk. In some parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America, people regularly eat worms!

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      1. I hope I never knowingly eat a worm. Bugs, unfortunately I have – at the beginning of every cycling season before I remember to ride with my mouth closed 😉


  1. I love watching the adults feeding the babies that almost as big as them. They’re so comical. Your Robins are pretty and look healthy. It won’t be long until you get your car back. 🙂


    1. Yes, I expect they will fledge any day now. The robin family is so used to us now, that we can open the garage, get the car out and drive off with not problem.

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    1. I’ve never tried worms. I can remember when escargot was all the rage, though – and they are just snails.


    1. I was concerned about the babies when they fledged, but both of them (assuming they are MY baby robins) are gorging on berries in the trees in my yard.
      I know what you mean about children. Mine returned to the nest several times before finally taking flight for good.


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