in the Great Lakes

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Did you know that the American Robin is the state bird of Michigan? Robins can be found in Michigan year-round, although most of them fly south for the winter and return in early spring. They eat earthworms, insects, fruits, and berries. The scientific name for the American Robin is Turdus migratorius.

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Female Robins usually lay about four pale-blue eggs when they nest in the spring. The babies hatch about two weeks later.

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Robin eggs – Image by SidLitke from Pixabay