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Robins migration on the Brazos watering

Robins migration on the Brazos watering

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 26 November, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

The American Robin migration that settled at Oaks Crossing just south of Mineral Wells, Texas (North Central Texas) was only the fourth time in my life where I had witnessed such an event. To this day, I am not sure if it was a migration, a gathering, or a concert. What I do know is that they face in all directions and have a high watch standing LP for inbound traffic. With the defense watch intact, they leisurely drink and bathe all along the water’s edge. The whirring of my camera bothered them none but any approach would not be tolerated.

Robins migration on the Brazos River

Robins migration on the Brazos River

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 26 November, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

Robin migration on the Brazos

Robin migration on the Brazos

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 26 November, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Short fact: The American Robin is the largest, most abundant North American thrush. The Robin has a loud and musical voice, makes it one of the most easily recognizable birds in North America. “Red Robin, Yummmm!” The diet of the robin is highly variable, changing from primarily earthworms, in spring and summer, to primarily fruit in autumn and winter. During the non-breeding season, large flocks of hundreds or thousands of immature and adult birds migrate to lower elevations, where they form roosting aggregations from which they track sources of berries. The river is heavy with them at the moment. The birds are supposedly more wary than they are when on the breeding grounds. Not all robin populations are migratory, however, some spending the winter months close to their breeding grounds.

Oaks Crossing on the Brazos River

Oaks Crossing - Good Bird Habitat

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 26 November, 2012
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

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