Robin (WAVE seen)
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Date: 01/18/2022

Number: 500

Resident flock now in Lower Rollo Bay Area. Even after two winter blizzards have blown through, still significant numbers of Robins hanging around again this winter. Sourcing food along the roads sides and lawns where the snow has been removed or melted. Robins also feeding heavy on the Mountain Ash berries, excellent crop this season. Observed a robin with 75% white plumage. Not sure if it was Albino.

[Report moved from Robin (OTHER Observations) to Robin (WAVE seen) by Journey North and additional comments contributed by observer, 01/19/22]:

I discovered detailed reports as far back as the early 1900’s documenting winter Robins in the Maritimes. More recently, there are a number of local stories about Robins on their (late) southern migrations from Labrador, Newfoundland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia flying across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait to the eastern tip of PEI in December to January With their diet switching to tree fruit during the winter, I think the heavy concentration of Mountain Ash trees along farm field boundaries provides an excellent source of energy and nutrients.

Lower Rollo Bay, PE

Latitude: 46.3 Longitude: -62.3

Observed by: Stephen
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