One final Spring 2021 observation.
A nest was built at the end of June. The chicks seem to have hatched around Mid-July. Parents are still bringing them food as of today. Seeing one look for food, usually coming back for worms while the other keeps watch from usually the poles.
Noting heavy molting in most robins I am seeing. Some more than others.
They are still territorial, but not as much as the season is winding down. I have been seeing groups of up to 4 in the same area looking for food together, usually in the evening hours before sunset, as well as during the morning. They are much more rushed, obviously taking note that day length is getting shorter.
Singing has mostly gone quiet, although I still hear an occasional song.
Elsewhere there are Robins still singing loudly, particularly closer to Lake Michigan.
I usually see more group activity in August. I’ve noticed some of them tend to hide under the bushes during the day as they molt.
Latitude: 42.6 Longitude: -87.8
Observed by: Jeremy
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