Photographing Birds, Butterflies, Flowers and other nature in and around Massachusetts
What great pictures. I am sure you are very pleased. I have never realised how closely your Bluebird resembles our Robin, Erithacus rubecula. I wonder how closely they are related?
Thanks, Nick! They do look similar, but and from what I could see on line, they used to be in the same family (Thrush), but European Robins were re-classified as Chats. I guess they are no longer related! I wonder if that reclassification was as a result of DNA work....they're finding some of the assumptions made about relationships do not pan out once DNA is analyzed. Your bird is pretty, too, although I favor the bluebird!