#BotanistLens: Winter Encore by the American Robin (Turdus migratorius)


The past few weeks at London Town Gardens have been rather musical with many song birds visiting their favorite berries and chirping away in glory. Their big attractions in the gardens include, Winterberries, Hollies, Viburnums and many other winter garden berries. The rain gardens, dry perennial seed stalks and many other ornamental grasses are also providing a great habitat for these precious pollinators.


One specific group of birds we noticed last week was that of the American Robins, Turdus migratorius. Whether you heard an Osprey/Bald Eagle or a group of Chickadees, Sparrows or Woodpeckers, every musical noise was followed by a loud encore by the large group of Robins.


Here are some links to learn more about plants and habitats that attract song birds:

https://hgic.clemson.edu/.../attracting-feeding-songbirds/

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-robin

https://nc.audubon.org/.../winterberry-%E2%80%93...


Hope you enjoy the joyful Turdus migratorius encore as well!



-Meenal Harankhedkar, Director of Horticulture

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