Animals Wildlife Photo: Handsome Robin at Home in the Trees By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 credit: Richard Liebert / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day features an exceptional American robin. What a good-looking bird! Photographed by Richard Liebert, it's wonderful to be able to study the details of these birds that seem so familiar, yet we rarely get to see so close up. While robins are often considered a harbinger of spring, as it turns out, many American robins spend the whole winter in their breeding range, explains the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "But because they spend more time roosting in trees and less time in your yard, you're much less likely to see them." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.