Our American robins are named after the European robin because of the male's bright red breast, although they are in fact not related. The American bird is a member of the thrush family, while the original European robin is a type of flycatcher. Other than the red breast, there is really not much of a resemblance between the two. And really, even the red is not exactly in the same spot for either bird. since I only have pictures of my bird, I left links to each of them above so you can go and compare them for yourself.
I finally got to see geese again. My favorite poop machines. To my surprise they haven't come back to any of my usual places yet. I saw them at a place I don't usually go, and I didn't have my camera with me. There were hundreds of geese, and thousands of goose droppings. They can really ruin a place when there are very many of them.
So, is the bird above the first robin of spring? It will take a few more weeks to find out for sure. Maybe he's just the last robin of winter. Time will tell.