Recognize this late nester?
I’ll check back later!
We admit this is a tough one–only a dark-feathered back and a broad yellow beak. And maybe you can see a hint of her nest, made of twigs.
This little lady is a common songbird in our part of northern Virginia–an American Robin.
See the similarities?
Fun facts: robin nests are constructed of approximately 350 twigs and pieces of grass, each about 6 inches long. The robin uses mud, collected one beak at a time, to ‘cement’ the nest together, then lines the inside with more grasses.
Want more information? This American Robin page on Learner.org helped us with its good facts.