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Birds - Robin Page 10

Image Taken on 24 Jul 2008 at 05:41    Image of day on 08 Aug 2008

Continuing our unintentional 'birds twisting in flight' sequence, this young robin's body is almost inverted with head almost vertical.
'Look mum - upside down flying - ouch'.

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Image of day on 07 Oct 2005

Make up your own story ...

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Image Taken on 13 Dec 2007 at 08:18    Image of day on 15 Jan 2008


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Image Taken on 05 Dec 2016 at 07:20    Image of day on 13 Jan 2017

Robin. Frost. Brrr

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Image Taken on 22 Dec 2018 at 10:27    Image of day on 25 Jan 2019

A Robin in a more natural setting.
The birds don't care whether natural or man-made so long as the humans they are following provide some grub! Come to think of it, is a human planted hedge man-made or not. We think not.

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Image Taken on 19 Nov 2018 at 09:59    Image of day on 04 Jan 2019

The Robins are all back to being as friendly as they dare - buttering up the humans in the hope of the hand-out.

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Image Taken on 23 Jun 2007 at 12:12    Image of day on 16 Jul 2007

Robins used this patch of hedge to pause with beaks full of food before diving across the path into a dense growth on the other side where the nest must be.

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Image of day on 04 Dec 2005

One of dozens of nice portraits of robins among the fallen leaves.

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Image Taken on 13 Mar 2010 at 09:12    Image of day on 24 Apr 2010

No aggressive feet positions so we just can't stop ourselves seeing a faceful of joy on the bird at the left greeting his mate (single frame).

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Image of day on 08 Apr 2005

Most animals stay away from the feeding station when it is raining. This robin must have been particularly hungry.

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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2017 at 14:58    Image of day on 24 Jan 2018

Snow hides the food for many small creatures - this Robin is pleased to find some food that is easy to get at.

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Image Taken on 30 Nov 2010 at 15:24    Image of day on 25 Jan 2011

Classic ... (at left edge of frame or you would have got the tail as well!)

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Image Taken on 10 Feb 2007 at 07:07    Image of day on 16 Feb 2007

The snow is melting in this robin portrait.

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Image of day on 27 Feb 2005

This Robin has found a corn grain under the snow. Small birds desperately need a reliable source of food in cold weather, and a continuous supply of grain, nuts, peelings, blocks of vegetable oil and whatever unsalted items you have will keep them alive and visiting.

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Image Taken on 11 Dec 2016 at 09:14    Image of day on 17 Jan 2017

Now that the hedges are bare tangles of branches, the birds in them glow in the sunshine. The Robins follow us as we pass by their territories.

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Image Taken on 03 Mar 2007 at 17:01    Image of day on 12 Mar 2007

Robins are laying in town nest boxes already. In this more exposed environment the Robins are still in territorial and show-off modes. We don't know which this is.

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Image Taken on 15 Jan 2012 at 12:35    Image of day on 20 Feb 2012

We seem surrounded by immaculate robins getting in the mood for breeding.

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Image Taken on 15 Jan 2012 at 12:36    Image of day on 20 Feb 2012

We seem surrounded by immaculate robins getting in the mood for breeding.

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Image Taken on 08 Feb 2015 at 15:25    Image of day on 19 Mar 2015

The moment there is any sound at the conservatory door a Robin appears nearby hoping for an easy meal. It often perches in this 20 year old Yew tree waiting for his gift.

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Image Taken on 29 Feb 2012 at 16:30    Image of day on 31 Mar 2012

This may a pair of robins, but might also be rivals skirmishing.

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