[Bristol-Birds] Nothin' special about American Robin?

  • From: Hutch <hutchinson.jeff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Buchanan County Bird Club <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:06:44 -0500

How about numbers of them? BIG numbers of them!!!

At 5:20 this evening, I pulled into my parking space at my apartment
building, got out of the car, and looked up to see Robins, Robins, Robins

A huge flock of Robin was flying over Lebanon, all southwesterly. The flock
passed over for just under 20 minutes, for most of that period my estimate
was ~100 birds per second (at the heaviest part of the flock, it was about
twice that).

Yes, 20 minutes is 1200 seconds, at ~100 birds per second, makes ~120,000
American Robin ... and one lonely looking American Crow.

          :-o

Possibly as many as 175,000, possibly as few as 100,000. (Never thought you
would see "few" used in connection with 5 zeros, didja?) They just went on
and on!

BB,
Hutch

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