Monday, December 6, 2010
Robin in Juniper
American Robin eating a juniper berry
What do robins eat in the winter? They eat fruit. Here in central South Dakota, robins find a lot of juniper berries in wooded areas along the Missouri River. Remember, though, the little blue things on junipers are not really berries. Since junipers are conifers, they produce cones. So, the American Robin pictured here is preparing to eat a fleshy, blue-colored juniper cone. When spring comes, however, the robins will return to your front lawn and happily resume eating worms and bugs.