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The All-too-common American Robin

Is the American Robin the most common bird in America? It is certainly so common that most people don’t even notice it or even the calls it makes. Looking back at photos over the years, I’d have to admit that I’m probably guilty of that, even though I remember loving Robins as a kid.

Now the only time I really notice them is when there are large flocks migrating, as they are now at Theler.

How do we get ourselves to re-see them? Here’s my attempt, pairing an Emily Dickinson poem with a recent photo.