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Birds - Robin Page 8

Image Taken on 08 Feb 2013 at 16:10    Image of day on 23 Mar 2013

A Blue tit ABOUT to get an unpleasant greeting from the arriving Robin?

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Image Taken on 18 Dec 2010 at 15:58    Image of day on 15 Feb 2011

Snow and continuous below freezing temperatures create unusual behavior & photographs. Here a Robin homing in on the feeder despite, or perhaps because of, the awful conditions.

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Image Taken on 18 Mar 2007 at 17:51    Image of day on 07 Apr 2007

A robin coming in to land on the end of the log.

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Image Taken on 07 Sep 2015 at 09:41    Image of day on 10 Nov 2015

An unusually clear image of a Robin flying to the peanut feeder. Robins are not very good at hanging feeders, but manage just fine at the big one sitting on the flat table just to the right of the frame.

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Image Taken on 15 Oct 2015 at 15:55    Image of day on 09 Dec 2015

The great Tit on the perch looks like he is fed-up with the robin taking over the peanuts, and is ready (or at least pretending to be ready) to defend it's position.

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Image Taken on 27 Oct 2007 at 16:25    Image of day on 30 Nov 2007

We would love to run a 'what happened next' competition, but we have no idea what did happen.

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Image Taken on 13 Apr 2012 at 20:17    Image of day on 14 May 2012

In the last of the daylight this late robin scare the s... out of the early emergent fieldmouse (wood mouse).

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Image Taken on 03 Jul 2013 at 03:59    Image of day on 11 Aug 2013

Notice the shadow cast by this juvenile robin on the pine cone & ground

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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2010 at 10:33    Image of day on 07 Apr 2010

Our latest offering from our on-going attempt to depict a robin picking up corn grain from the surface of water. The camera was focussed ready for the bird to take the corn grain just above the birds head in the top image, so they are not as crisp as hoped. The whole sequence lasts about half a second - neither the camera nor photographer has time to adjust anything.

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Image Taken on 09 May 2010 at 14:57    Image of day on 17 Jun 2010

The image for 23 May 2010 (taken 15 April) showed you Moss being taken into this robins nest. Here is a similar view 3 weeks later - the eggs have hatched and an endless stream of insect food is being delivered.

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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2017 at 16:44    Image of day on 26 Feb 2017

A Robin chasing away some other bird we can see, but not identify, as a pair of legs at the top of the frame.

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Image Taken on 05 Nov 2016 at 15:29    Image of day on 13 Dec 2016

The second of two similar events a couple of weeks apart - a Robin grabbing some peanut butter as first priority before it has even landed. Nine minutes later a Squirrel had 'taken over' the site - perhaps the Robin's tactics make a lot of sense!

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Image of day on 14 Feb 2005

This robin must be almost stationary in the air to be this sharp with a 0.001 second flash. The Great Tit is about to get a surprise.

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Image Taken on 09 Mar 2008 at 17:16    Image of day on 03 Apr 2008

A robin manages to get itself all in-focus for this geometric display of wings and feathers.

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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2007 at 12:22    Image of day on 09 Jan 2008

The wing tip of an unidentified bird at the top right (out of this crop) is the reason for this robin's aggressive position.

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Image Taken on 28 Dec 2008 at 10:34    Image of day on 15 Jan 2009

On a freezing winter day this robin watched us hopefully in the sunshine sheltered from the wind by a blackberry thicket. More sense than us then, trudging around in the biting wind.

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Image Taken on 13 Jan 2010 at 11:02    Image of day on 16 Feb 2010

Days of freezing and snow encouraged us to load up our feeding sites with stored food. Here a robin visits in light snow long after all but fragments have gone.

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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2009 at 07:14    Image of day on 14 Oct 2009

And probably a different robin in flight.

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Image Taken on 25 Apr 2008 at 20:11    Image of day on 11 May 2008

The unusually sharp image of a Robin flying through the site

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Image Taken on 27 Dec 2006 at 15:59    Image of day on 09 Jan 2007

A robin flying at speed through the beam break is inevitably a bit blurred but rather fun.

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