I used to have robins eating suet each winter. They would chip off some suet and eat it on the ground. I have found in the past that dead birds with no apparent sign of trauma were usually near the house and their deaths were caused by window strikes.
You might check how close the robins were to the house. Haven’t heard anything about starvation. The locals here are doing well, pulling worms from the ground.
> On Apr 26, 2018, at 9:28 PM, Patricia Burden <tallerpat526...> wrote:
> Recently, someone posted on the Blue Water Audubon page about a Robin
> that has been coming to her suet feeder. This evening, I received
> messages from two different people about dead Robins they found in
> their yards. Neither bird was mauled or mangled in any way. One of
> these people said they heard there have been a rash of starving
> Robins. This sounds odd to me; it would seem that there are berries
> that have overwintered and the ground is not frozen here at all. Has
> anyone heard anything about Robins starving?
> Pat Burden
> Melvin & Yale, MI
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