The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a familiar bird to many people in the United States. It is a medium-sized songbird with a reddish-orange breast and a gray back and wings. American Robins are found all over the country, and they can be seen in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, parks, and suburban yards.
In my area of Arkansas, American Robins are present year-round. I have seen them on my hikes in the Ouachita National Forest, and I often see them at the Fort Smith National Historic Site.
Recently, I was walking the trail at the Fort Smith National Historic Site when I came across this American Robin. I was hand-holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. I used the following camera settings:
- AV Mode
- Aperture: f7.1
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec.
- Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
- Focal Length: 400 mm
I was pleased with the results. The photo captures the American Robin’s beauty and grace.
American Robins are a joy to watch and listen to. They are known for their beautiful songs, which they sing throughout the year. American Robins are also important members of the ecosystem. They help to control insect populations, and they disperse seeds.
If you are looking for a place to see American Robins, I recommend visiting the Fort Smith National Historic Site. The trail is well-maintained, and there are plenty of birds to see.