Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The first robin of winter


AMERICAN ROBIN, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO, JANUARY 12, 2009

Pentax K10D
Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200 at 200mm
1/250 sec. f11
ISO 200

We spotted this robin in front of our motel on a hillside in snowy Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on a cold January day. Whether the robin got lost on his way south or he just liked the place, we don't know. But he preened and shook his tail and sang as we took his portrait.

2 comments:

Robyn said...

do they not usually hang around in winter?

Henry Kisor said...

No, they are snowbunnies -- that is, they follow the warm temperatures south in the fall and return in the spring. Hence the saying "first robin of spring." But I guess some of them get sidetracked.