The American Robin - Turdus migratorius
This is one of my favorite birds. It frequents the SW Ohio, USA area most of the year but, as its name accurately describes, it migrates, generally leaving the region in October and coming back to SW Ohio in January. This is a really stupid time to come back to the Ohio Valley, because once all the berries on the trees (they love hawthorne berries) and bushes have been eaten, the poor robins find that it’s ‘slim pickins’. Still, good old Turdus migratorius is a big attractive bird. It has a cheerful call, too, and robins make good parents. Their youngsters tend to be, for the most part, dumber than a box of rocks! but they are still so cute! and even the dumbest learn to fly - because if they don’t, there are plenty of critters and red-tailed hawks who need a meal.