Then three people, my lovely sister-in-law, REM, Pamela of Dust Will Wait , and Gawilli of Back in the Day who seem to know birds better than me, questioned my implication that this was the same bird. Originally, I did think that the first picture featured a robin. My error came in thinking the the bird in the second picture was the same as the first. Since these three bird enthusiasts pointed me in the right direction, I consulted with some experts at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The bird experts confirmed what my friends suspected, that these are two different birds. The first picture is an American Robin, and the second baby is a Common Grackle. Now is that as clear as guano?
I am sorry blogging world for the misinformation about our avian friends. I thank REM, Pamela, and Gawilli for their insight. However, I am somewhat embarrassed by my error. Not only, do I teach science, but my degree is actually in biology. Moreover, I have partially completed a correspondence course in ornithology. Finally, I call my blog, Return of the White Robin. Hopefully, if I ever see a white robin, I will be able to recognize the bird...Sheesh.