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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'.
Ref: 20180919_e62_20180731_0658_083_fb5 robin about to land by tree sparrow(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20090325_cf1_20090306_0802_372 robin about to land on post top(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20150818_e60_20150611_0707_100_fb3 robin adjusting flight to land at peanut feeder (crop 2)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20170913_e63_20170729_1828_283_fb1 robin adult on ground threatening juvenile overhead with 2 chaffinches(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20060310_d3e_20060227_1720_051 fb1 robin aerobraking(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20060106_d3e_28463 fb1 robin aerobraking 2005dec29_14-54-44(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20151227_e60_20151117_0732_044_fb3 robin aerobraking over perch (adjusted crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20081218_d3a_20081126_1535_038 fb2 robin after take-off with wing blown debris(r+mb id@576).jpg
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?
Ref: 20070213_d3e_20070204_1625_094 fb1 robin against sunset lit hedge(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20090313_d3a_20090215_1321_155 fb2 robin and chaffinch fighting (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20141212_e63_20140929_1728_042_fb1 robin and chaffinch male flying into site simultaneously (crop)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 02 May 2015
at 09:39 Image of day on 29 Jun 2015
We think this Robin was giving the male Chaffinch a very
definite 'go away' signal. We don't know what happened next.
Ref: 20150629_e60_20150502_0939_072_fb3 robin and chaffinch male in-flight confrontation (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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?
Ref: 20101003_d3a_20100817_0716_078_fb2 robin and chaffinch male skirmish (crop 1)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20171130_e62_20171022_1020_230_fb5 robin and dunnock crossing in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20130427_d36_20130328_0558_065_fb4 robin and dunnock fighting above tree stump (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20120514_d5c_20120417_0650_049_fb2 robin and dunnock fighting in flight (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20080124_d3b_20071226_0744_205 fb1 robin and dunnock squabbling(r+mb id@576).jpg
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).
Ref: 20061222_d35_20061209_1623_012 fb2 robin and fieldmouse (wood mouse)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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