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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 38

Image Taken on 01 Aug 2016 at 16:29    Image of day on 20 Sep 2016

A couple of juvenile Robins tumble in mid-air with claws interlocked.
Never too soon to learn how to fight :-(


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Image Taken on 20 Nov 2007 at 15:56    Image of day on 22 Dec 2007

Robin just about to land on the stone - bet he slid off the slick wet stone!


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Image of day on 31 May 2005

A number of robin families raise chicks here each year. Here one is landing at one of the feeding sites.


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Image Taken on 22 Oct 2011 at 18:26    Image of day on 07 Dec 2011

Birds and rodents together in single images is not as uncommon as it used to be. We think this fieldmouse (wood mouse) is warning off the arriving robin. We have no idea of the outcome if a real battle ensured - sharp beak and 2 claws vs sharp teeth and 4 claws!


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Image Taken on 13 Jun 2016 at 07:48    Image of day on 28 Jul 2016

"An interesting mix for breakfast".
A scattering of 'Bird seed mix' provides this Robin with an unusually exciting selection for breakfast.


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Image Taken on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:19    Image of day on 16 Feb 2009

A robin had been bathing in a puddle at the flooded site and jumped up onto the log to have a good preen.


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Image Taken on 17 Jul 2007 at 20:01    Image of day on 04 Aug 2007

Taken one evening and next morning (both in sufficient darkness for the flash to swamp the natural light) this is a montage of a robin who obviously has a preferred landing style at the site.


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Image Taken on 18 Dec 2009 at 07:20    Image of day on 16 Jan 2010

An early morning visitor to the perch after overnight snow generating a lovely fall of powdery snow.


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Image Taken on 24 Mar 2013 at 05:31    Image of day on 28 Apr 2013

Between snow-showers, a Robin tries out poses for the next Christmas card.


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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 08:52    Image of day on 27 Mar 2010

A sudden strongly wind blown but short staying snowfall gets sent flying by this arriving robin.


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Image Taken on 24 May 2011 at 16:37    Image of day on 26 Jun 2011

Mum or dad Robin flying in to the site's rock which we used to replace the log which the rooks threw aside with great ease.


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Image Taken on 15 Dec 2017 at 19:20    Image of day on 22 Jan 2018

Another landing on the tree-stump, this time by a Robin.
Not as spectacular as a Rook, but more colourful.


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Image Taken on 27 Mar 2014 at 17:55    Image of day on 07 May 2014

This perky Robin doesn't hide from the rain.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2013 at 17:16    Image of day on 03 Aug 2013

The robins 'owning' the area around this site have photographed themselves several times with these tiny caterpillars in their beaks. We don't provide Robin nestboxes - they prefer the extensive hedging.


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Image Taken on 05 Nov 2017 at 14:34    Image of day on 16 Dec 2017

This Robin took a photo landing at this spot in similar 'diving down' positions more than 10 times in a week. We think it must have a favourite perch quite close and makes a similar approach each time.


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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2008 at 06:21    Image of day on 23 Aug 2008

Most landings are perfect elegance (we could show you dozens a night) but they don't all go as planned.


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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2016 at 08:44    Image of day on 06 Mar 2016

Everywhere we go there is a Robin waiting expectantly for some corn. This bird, with no human present, is bending his ankles ready for launch.
If you don't believe that's the 'ankle' at the left bend of the leg, the 'knee' is hidden under the feathers. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_anatomy


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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 14:59    Image of day on 27 Mar 2010

Later the same day with snow still about: "Stay off - this is my patch ..."


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Image of day on 13 Mar 2005

The male robins continue to show off.


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Image of day on 06 Feb 2005

A Robin poised for takeoff


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