The truth about robins

The ‘red’-breasted bird’s here year-round; we just notice them now

Posted: April 23, 2014 at 2:35 a.m.

A female American robin gathers nesting materials at Gulpha Gorge Campground near Hot Springs.

Becoming expert at bird identification requires years of study and experience, but pretty much anybody can recognize a robin.

Recently hatched, orange-skinned robins are helpless, but in about two weeks they will leap from their nest and start learning to fly.

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Family, Pages 34 on 04/23/2014