Interesting enough (to me at least), there were a couple of pale Robins roosting for the evening over at my husband's school today.
I went to get a look at the dozens of Cedar Waxwings he had been ranting about, but only found these two Robins. But their breast color was definitely not as intense as I had seen it before...part light, part them, I suppose.
Would the temp have anything to do with them not bathing?
But where you are, it doesn't get quite that cold does it?
Or maybe the depth?
"Groove is in the Heart" --Dee-Lite