The Robin Nesting at Santa Barbara, California
The Robin Nesting at Santa Barbara, California.-In the latter part of May and early June, 1951, a pair of Robins (Turdus migratorius) were seen in Alameda Park in the center of the city of Santa Barbara, California. On June 27, 1951, Mr. E. C. Jacot, who lives near the park, reported seeing the adults feeding young birds on the park lawn. Mr. W. G. Abbott and I investigated this report on June 28, and found a pair of adult Robins feeding grown young.
Both adults were caring for the young which were scattered through the trees so that it was difficult to determine just how many individuals were present. We saw three speckled-breasted Robins and there seemed to be another, but we could not find it. According to Grinnell and Miller (Pac. Coast Avif. No. 27, 1944:353), the Robin has never been recorded nesting in the Santa Barbara region.-EGMONT Z. RETT, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California, July 16,1951.