Saturday, January 22, 2011
What Do Robins Eat During the Winter?
American Robin in a juniper tree
So, why are folks so curious about robins in the winter? I believe it is because robins are considered to be insect eaters, and people wonder what the birds can be eating in the frozen north in the middle of winter. A second reason is that most people do not see robins in the winter even though the birds are nearby. Winter robins don't come into your yard in the winter because you don't have anything there for them to eat. The robins in your neighborhood are down in the woods at the end of the street, or up in the cemetery with the large planting of junipers. If you go out looking for them, I bet you can find some winter robins, too.