~A White Headed American Robin

This white-headed American Robin was a recent visitor to our yard; its only interest seemed to be, drinking water from a bird bath. It appeared very skittish.

A White-headed American Robin
A White-headed American Robin

 I was glad to see it had a friend to keep it company.

An Odd Couple
An Odd Couple

Keep your feeders full during these fall months:

Please be aware that migrating birds need food and water to help them along their long journey. Some travel thousands of miles during migration and need the extra help in consuming needed calories. Keeping your bird feeders out and full of food is a tremendous help. Migrating birds require a lot of energy, which comes from the foods they consume along their migration path.

I saw, for the first time in a long time, a Pink-Sided Junco eating at one of my feeders today. I enjoyed seeing this little bird, which is one of my favorites. How many favorites can a person have? {grins}.

Also, this morning there were several others eating at the various feeders in my yard: Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Spotted Towhee, Western Scrub Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Robin, Morning Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove and Blue Jay.

The hummingbirds that were so entertaining just a week ago, as they fought for food, and probably just for the pure joy of it, have decided to head south. Sad as it is to see them go, go they must. I am glad they stopped by my yard to refuel for several days. Perhaps we will see a few more as they migrate through (the feeders are out and ready).

Happy Birding!

Sharing with Charlotte at Prairie Birder. To view her beautiful bird photos and to learn about birding click the link below:

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Saturday’s Critters, #94

23 thoughts on “~A White Headed American Robin”

    1. Hi Pam, wonderful to hear from you! I have been following you and Beluga’s adventures; nice for you guys to meet up. You can give the two doggies a hug from me: Lewis and Sasha. I get a chuckle following their antics. Safe travels west!

  1. I have never seen a white-headed Robin…what a beauty! One of the biggest things I miss about the sticks and bricks are the feeders we kept full all year and the migrating seasons with such a beautiful variety of birds. Thanks for sharing Sheila!

    1. Hi Gay. Yes, it is fun to have feeders out. I don’t know what I would do without seeing them out my windows. I carry a few feeders while traveling, but some State Parks get upset if you put feeders out.

      Happy Trails!! 🙂

    1. Hi! Thanks for joining in on the comments. Nice to have you here. Glad I gave you a reminder about all the migrating birds. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It has been “cool” and rainy here in northern Colorado. Hope to chat with you soon!

    1. Hi Gayle. Yes, as Annie pointed out, a condition called Leucism. I should have looked this up. Glad to give out a reminder about migration birds. They need extra assistance during this time. Thanks for commenting and stopping by. Hope to chat with you again soon.

    1. Ah, my dear friend! Glad you liked the Robin! They seem to be on their way south. How do you like our weather this weekend? At least we got some much needed rain. TTMB

    1. Thanks Theresa, so glad to chat with you again, it has been awhile. I haven’t been blogging much this summer, but hope to get back to doing so. The change in the weather will drive me inside more often, until we head south. Take Care!

    1. Thank you Marie! Thanks for the like on the header. The eclipse was an amazing site.

      Hope you are having good weather. What area do you live in? I am familiar with Oro Valley (north of Tucson) and have visited/camped near Phoenix.

  2. Thanks Annie for putting a label on this beautiful, but different American Robin. Leucism is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. (thanks to wikipedia for this definition)

    Thank you again Annie!

  3. Hello, cool sighting of the white headed Robin! I am sure it is rare. Great photos and post. I am sorry I am commenting so late, I’ve been away! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!

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