Myrtle Competes with American Robin

Two Videos

On 3 April 2013, an American Robin arrived at our suet feeder in Toronto and came in frequently to eat a lot of suet. The weather has been unseasonably cold so recent migrants such as this robin could be stressed for natural food. We watched it guard the feeder and chase off the resident "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler when it tried to feed. When the robin was full, it flew off and the Yellow-rumped was able to come in to feed.


Link to video of American Robin feeding on suet on 4 April 2013


 Link to video of Yellow-rumped Warbler feeding on suet on 4 April 2013