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Northern Harrier

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Rioting Robins

 


I was on the San Diego Birding Yahoo site this week and two responders wrote in about both a flock and a treat of robins.

I sent this in but it would not go through for some technical reason:

This week I have read here about both a "treat of robins" and a "flock of robins" in our province. I had not heard of the treat appellation before. I looked up a venery website and found these terms used, not sure if it is comprehensive.

robins – a blush of robins

robins – a bobbin of robins
robins – a breast of robins
robins – a carol of robins
robins – a gift of robins
robins – a reliant of robins
robins – a riot of robins
robins – a rouge of robins
robins – a round of robins
robins – a ruby of robins

robins (American) – a worm of robins 

Not a treat or flock to be found. I sort of like the "riot of robins" one.

Robert Sommers

Fallbrook

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