Do you think robins enjoy the winter?


#1

Because no one gives a shit about them in the summer but in the winter everyone goes nuts for them. Tempered by the fact that pickings may be slimmer. I guess Feb is probably worse for them because nobody gives a fuck about them and we are deep into one of our winters by then.


#2

My wife was amazed when she saw a robin the summer and had gone 32 years believing that they died off or hibernated through summer and emerged around October to pose for Christmas cards.


#3

Bet she treated it with complete summery contempt.


#4

Couldn’t stand it.


#5

I think robins are aggressive pricks with small bird syndrome and hope they don’t enjoy anything much.


#6

i guess i also kinda thought this but had never really thought about it


#7

Hang on… so they don’t hibernate? Or migrate? Are they just hiding then?


#8


#9

Here the whole time.


#10

Batman: “Not you, Robin. They have strict licensing laws in this country. A boy of your age is not allowed in a drinking tavern.”


#11

Fuck me. Every day really is a school day.


#12

Bet he’d attack his own reflection in our garage window too. Prick.


#13

There was one at my bird feeder just now. The inspiration for this thread. My muse.


#14

I want to see proof!


#15

They don’t puff themselves up in the summer so look less like tennis balls and aren’t so noticeable.


#16

It is a window one and I am about 1.5m from it so I will do my best.


#17

Next you’ll be saying they wear sunglasses. Half to protect their eyes and half as a disguise


#18

There’s loads round the trees around the Sainos near work


#19

Used to have a robin at the allotment that would come and sit next to me when I was digging and I would chuck him a worm. Named him Robin


#20

We have ivy growing over the back of our house that has got a bit out of control. Decided this Spring was going to be the year that I cut it down, but when I got the ladder out and inspected it turns out there was a robin’s nest with a bunch of baby robins in :heart: Left it in place as such. Now feel that I can’t cut it down in case they come back next year…