Most birders I know don’t get all that excited when they see a robin. No one would want gold if it could be found in everyone’s back yard. It is part of human nature that we tend not to appreciate what we have but instead covet what we don’t have.
The American Robin is a beautiful thrush whose only crimes are that they have good survival skills and have mastered the art of reproduction.
I see the robin as a reminder to count my blessings.
Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8x42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.