Monday, October 3, 2011
Juvenile American Robin
The whole gamut of juvenile birds have some very similar behaviour. They are very curious and not so bothered by human presence which makes it quite easy to study them. They are also very responsive to pishing.
They are playful and will play with birds of other species. They are clumsy often losing their footing or are unable to land on a target branch. It sometimes takes them several tries to lift off and land as they are just getting used to flight.
Even when soaking wet the juvenile robin is unmistakedly a robin despite its speckled breast.
Note: There have been a lot of American Robins around the St. John's this year.