Birds & Blooms

If the ground is still frozen, what do robins eat?

- Judy Schmidt WEST BEND, IOWA

Kenn and Kimberly: Although robins are very conspicuou­s when they go hunting for earthworms on open lawns, worms make up only a small portion of their diet year-round. In winter, flocks of robins seek out small fruits and berries, supplement­ing them with any insects they find. After the ground thaws in spring, we’ll start to see robins out on those lawns again, running and pausing as they search for earthworms.

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