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Birds - Robin Page 5

Image Taken on 27 Dec 2007 at 07:35    Image of day on 27 Jan 2008

A bit near the right edge of the field of view for artistic crop, but this robin, about to land with claws outstretched and legs bent ready to absorb the impact of landing, catches our fancy.

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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2015 at 07:11    Image of day on 07 Apr 2015

The Tree sparrow doesn't seem pleased to see the Robin arriving in this pre-dawn encounter.

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Image Taken on 31 Jul 2018 at 06:58    Image of day on 19 Sep 2018

An early morning Robin 'drops in' next to a juvenile Tree Sparrow that doesn't seem particularly concerned - it may not know that some Robin are 'bully boys'.

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Image Taken on 24 Feb 2009 at 07:08    Image of day on 17 Mar 2009

A robin coming in to land on the log at site 2

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Image Taken on 06 Mar 2009 at 08:02    Image of day on 25 Mar 2009

A new 'breed' of camera (Casio EX-F1) can store good quality pictures at high speed until you tell it to stop. Just right for catching action you know will happen but don't know when.

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Image Taken on 11 Jun 2015 at 07:07    Image of day on 18 Aug 2015

Whiffling down though the air to the peanut feeder a little to the right, this Robin is maneuvering itself and starting to lower the landing gear.

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Image Taken on 29 Jul 2017 at 18:28    Image of day on 13 Sep 2017

A Robin on the ground threatens another flying over, while ignoring the female Chaffinches on either side.
Robins look lovely but are aggressive little birds.

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Image Taken on 27 Feb 2006 at 17:20    Image of day on 10 Mar 2006

This robin is probably about to land on the stone The wing position indicates that it is aerobraking - reducing forward speed prior to landing.

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Image of day on 06 Jan 2006

NASA didn't invent aerobraking as this robin demonstrates, though they do it on a grander scale! While regularly seen on waterfowl (ducks, geese and swans) it is so quick on a robin you only see it in slow motion or in a fortuitous still.

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Image Taken on 17 Nov 2015 at 07:32    Image of day on 27 Dec 2015

A Robin preparing to land. We like the shadow of the legs on the underside of the wing.

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Image Taken on 26 Nov 2008 at 15:35    Image of day on 18 Dec 2008

As the robin takes off some corn grains and a fallen leaf go flying as well.

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Image Taken on 04 Feb 2007 at 16:25    Image of day on 13 Feb 2007

Robin admiring the light of sunset on the hedge?

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Image Taken on 15 Feb 2009 at 13:21    Image of day on 13 Mar 2009

Some sort of skirmish between a robin & chaffinch male. A minute or so later a chaffinch was back feeding so we assume the exchange was short lived.

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Image Taken on 29 Sep 2014 at 17:28    Image of day on 12 Dec 2014

A single frame of two birds probably surprising each other with what looks like a simultaneous arrival.
No 'Air Traffic Controllers' here.

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Image Taken on 02 May 2015 at 09:39    Image of day on 29 Jun 2015

Intercept Course?
We think this Robin was giving the male Chaffinch a very definite 'go away' signal. We don't know what happened next.

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Image Taken on 17 Aug 2010 at 07:16    Image of day on 03 Oct 2010

A young robin and a chaffinch male skirmish.
Who swerved first?

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Image Taken on 22 Oct 2017 at 10:20    Image of day on 30 Nov 2017

Not quite crossing in mid-air, this Robin and Dunnock apparently about to collide makes a fun visual image. The shadows in the original image indicate that the Dunnock is about a third of a metre (1 foot) in front of the Robin.

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Image Taken on 28 Mar 2013 at 05:58    Image of day on 27 Apr 2013

Robin and Dunnock continue to fight over a bare tree-stump.
Although Amber status we are delighted to see Dunnock all over our plot.

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Image Taken on 17 Apr 2012 at 06:50    Image of day on 14 May 2012

A couple of days later at the other ground-level camera a Robin and Dunnock having a serious go at each other.

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Image Taken on 26 Dec 2007 at 07:44    Image of day on 24 Jan 2008

The recent peaceful coexistence seems to have been ruffled.

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