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Talking I Still Hate Stoopy Robins 2020 Edition

Last year I posted a thread saying I HATE ROBINS .... I was being harassed by an evil loud mouth schnook named Rudy the Robin who rudely woke me from a peaceful sleep at 3:am-ish damn too early each morning and SANG. He sang loud and proud and off key trying to wooo some robin red booby breasted beauty to have a whack of kids with him.

He sang for a long long time .... no respectable robin red booby breasted boid wanted poor Rudy.

This morning at 3:47am I lay awake listening to another loud mouth schnook singing the song of its birb people in a tree near my house. HE TOO wants a mate .... he's singing loud and proud and WAY TOO DAMN EARLY for that kind of nonsense.

At first I thought it might be Rudy the Rude - returned to make me miserable when things are pretty strange and miserable these days already! BUT then I thought this might be one of Rudy's kids from last year .... but then I thought NAW .... Rudy sang miserably last year for the entire spring and summer season and then abandoned me to find a mate in another town or city.

I was curious so I crawled outta bed and stood at the window and viewed the quiet streets around me and low and behold at almost 3:45am I witnessed 2 robins flying around in the dark near a large condo doing the rounds in the parking lot together. They were pulling at worms on the lawn and keeping each other company and they seemed to be happy together.

I didn't hear any more singing but I still stood and watched the pair in the dark go about their business and was amazed that the street lights and the parking lot lights was enough to give these birds the chance to do the early bird special together while they sucked up dew worms happily before 4am.

When I crawled back to bed grumpy and tired and still unable to sleep .... I muttered to myself .... I STILL HATE STOOPY ROBINS.

Oddly it made me sort of happy to realize that SPRING is officially here. When the birbs start singing and looking for love in the wee hours of the morning. SPRING IS HERE!


https://www.talkparrots.com/10-chit-...te-robins.html
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Last year I posted a thread saying I HATE ROBINS .... I was being harassed by an evil loud mouth schnook named Rudy the Robin who rudely woke me from a peaceful sleep at 3:am-ish damn too early each morning and SANG. He sang loud and proud and off key trying to wooo some robin red booby breasted beauty to have a whack of kids with him.

He sang for a long long time .... no respectable robin red booby breasted boid wanted poor Rudy.

This morning at 3:47am I lay awake listening to another loud mouth schnook singing the song of its birb people in a tree near my house. HE TOO wants a mate .... he's singing loud and proud and WAY TOO DAMN EARLY for that kind of nonsense.

At first I thought it might be Rudy the Rude - returned to make me miserable when things are pretty strange and miserable these days already! BUT then I thought this might be one of Rudy's kids from last year .... but then I thought NAW .... Rudy sang miserably last year for the entire spring and summer season and then abandoned me to find a mate in another town or city.

I was curious so I crawled outta bed and stood at the window and viewed the quiet streets around me and low and behold at almost 3:45am I witnessed 2 robins flying around in the dark near a large condo doing the rounds in the parking lot together. They were pulling at worms on the lawn and keeping each other company and they seemed to be happy together.

I didn't hear any more singing but I still stood and watched the pair in the dark go about their business and was amazed that the street lights and the parking lot lights was enough to give these birds the chance to do the early bird special together while they sucked up dew worms happily before 4am.

When I crawled back to bed grumpy and tired and still unable to sleep .... I muttered to myself .... I STILL HATE STOOPY ROBINS.

Oddly it made me sort of happy to realize that SPRING is officially here. When the birbs start singing and looking for love in the wee hours of the morning. SPRING IS HERE!


https://www.talkparrots.com/10-chit-...te-robins.html




I can hear the cheery call of the American robin as I am posting this! (plus the high-high tit-tit-tit of a bird I don't recognize, and the whispering krisk-call of a grackle) Spring is finally here in the Thousand Islands, and my backyard welcomes all of these birds back!
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So I decided to google/youtube up some American Robin calls and compare the with the lovely little UK Robin calls and found I really liked the tiny UK Robins calls compared to the loud mouth schnook American Robin calls.


Here's the calls ... have a listen.










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Look what I found .... its a real live robin .... from AUSTRALIA !


And this is the MALE!





There's an interesting article here with links to some pics of spectacular colored and odd looking Robins from Down Under.


https://www.australiangeographic.com...12/pink-robin/



And this is what this beautiful little pink bubby sounds like .....


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Well, Mr. Peepers, I believe you redeemed yourself by posting such lovely pics and sound clips of three variations of robins. I enjoyed this post immensely, and dearly would like to adopt an Australian robin for my own -- so puffy and pink. Perfect! ❤️️
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As I was reading the thread I was about to say how I like our little robins here in the UK even if they are uneccessarily angry Then I scrolled down and remembered that you guys have a different species! I think they're super pretty. Scroll down again a little more and I see the Aussie one... I think they win

Fun story about the American robin right here in the UK. One was spotted in the wild here and bird watchers flocked (no pun intended) to see it. While everybody was watching it and following it, photographing it and admiring it, a sparrowhawk took it clean out! I remember it being in the news. I shouldn't laugh but...
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As I was reading the thread I was about to say how I like our little robins here in the UK even if they are uneccessarily angry Then I scrolled down and remembered that you guys have a different species! I think they're super pretty. Scroll down again a little more and I see the Aussie one... I think they win

Fun story about the American robin right here in the UK. One was spotted in the wild here and bird watchers flocked (no pun intended) to see it. While everybody was watching it and following it, photographing it and admiring it, a sparrowhawk took it clean out! I remember it being in the news. I shouldn't laugh but...

When I was a child, my mother rescued a baby robin with a hurt wing from our treed backyard. It was during this time that we also owned a male blue and yellow-headed parakeet named Billy who liked to imitate wild bird calls. I remember him calling out to little Robbie, and little Robbie robin responded back. So, as much as Mr. Peepers has a hard time with noisy American robins, I will always have a soft spot for these remarkable birds. ❤️️
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