[CT Birds] Robins' natural habitat
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 24 21:37:34 EDT 2014
I agree with Don. CT forests are full of breeding American Robins. I'm sure that there were at least some forests in pre-Colonial times - that resemble the broken, open-undestory, middle-aged forests that currently cover our State.
On Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:35 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
I strongly suspect that they have always lived in the deep woods, along
with most of the other thrushes. I think they probably prefer wet woods of
mixed conifers and hardwoods, or even all conifers. Actually I suspect any
woods will do. Probably lakes, streams and marshes all make the surrounding
woods more attractive.
Take a drive through the Yale Forest in Ashford/Union if you don't believe
me. There are more robins there than I've ever seen anywhere except in
migration. I routinely under-report them on Ebird because I'm afraid the truth
will not be believed. Next to chickadees they may be the most numerous
Don Morgan, Coventry
mntncougar at aol.com
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