An American Robin’s diet consists of insects and fruit. Well, most of the time. I have a robin that eats safflower seeds!
He has been coming to my feeder regularly for the last week.
Other southern Wisconsin birdwatchers have recently reported that they have robins eating suet and cracked sunflower seeds at their feeders. I’ve never heard of that before, and I’ve been birding for decades!
When I think of “robin food” the first thing that comes to mind is earthworms, not birdseed.
Humans eat a lot of unorthodox things (pork rinds, head cheese and those orange circus peanuts come to mind). Perhaps this is just a tired father that needs a snack!