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Birds - Robin Page 5

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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Image Taken on 09 Dec 2006 at 16:23    Image of day on 22 Dec 2006

The Robin seems to have been startled by the fieldmouse (wood mouse).

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