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Birds - Robin Page 11

Image Taken on 01 Jan 2016 at 16:14    Image of day on 08 Feb 2016

There is none of the wing activity we associate with a take-off, we assume that this Robin is jumping off a log in search of more things to eat.
The claws are already off the wood, leaving their shadows behind.

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Image Taken on 22 Dec 2006 at 16:12    Image of day on 02 Jan 2007

A Robin jumping off his Christmas log?

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Image Taken on 26 Jan 2009 at 06:08    Image of day on 15 Feb 2009

The robins are everywhere, and getting frisky.

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Image Taken on 12 May 2014 at 05:23    Image of day on 07 Jul 2014

A young Robin who doesn't yet know about the red front!

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Image Taken on 26 May 2015 at 07:07    Image of day on 28 Jul 2015

A juvenile Robin appeared at this site 2 days before this (i.e. 24 May 2015) but this is the first good image. The bird has shed its baby down, and has assumed the quiet 'do not attack me' colours of the juvenile.

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Image Taken on 26 Aug 2013 at 05:54    Image of day on 23 Oct 2013

A maturing young Robin arrives for an early breakfast.
Autumn Bounty: In the Winter, Spring and Summer we expect any food we put out in the evening to be completely gone by morning. But in the glut of autumn heaps of food get barely touched overnight and sometimes some is left the next evening.
Warning: we have closed the bird to stump gap a bit for artistic effect.

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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2016 at 06:59    Image of day on 09 Oct 2016

Robins have been flying low over the ground level sites providing some clear images in flight - this time a juvenile flying over an apparently unconcerned female Chaffinch.

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Image Taken on 23 May 2011 at 16:17    Image of day on 26 Jun 2011

We relocated this camera about 30m and immediately started seeing juvenile robins (at least 2) in this new territory.

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2017 at 18:14    Image of day on 13 Sep 2017

Adult Robins are very aggressive birds, and here is a juvenile already venting his ire on a poor innocent chaffinch.

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Image Taken on 12 Jul 2013 at 07:15    Image of day on 30 Aug 2013

The juveniles from different robin families show us the development of the red breast.
Here there are so many feathers turned red you can't count them any more.

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Image Taken on 13 Jul 2013 at 17:27    Image of day on 30 Aug 2013

The juveniles from different robin families show us the development of the red breast.
This bird has 4 red feathers scattered over it's breast.

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Image Taken on 30 Jun 2016 at 04:34    Image of day on 13 Aug 2016

A Robin shows off its first Red breast feather.
Well - just!

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Image Taken on 18 Jun 2015 at 07:00    Image of day on 18 Aug 2015

Hey - look at me - I've got my first Red Breast feather!

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Image Taken on 18 Jul 2013 at 05:36    Image of day on 30 Aug 2013

The juveniles from different robin families show us the development of the red breast.
This bird has just a hint of a single red feather.

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2016 at 16:29    Image of day on 20 Sep 2016

A couple of juvenile Robins tumble in mid-air with claws interlocked.
Never too soon to learn how to fight :-(

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Image Taken on 20 Nov 2007 at 15:56    Image of day on 22 Dec 2007

Robin just about to land on the stone - bet he slid off the slick wet stone!

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Image of day on 31 May 2005

A number of robin families raise chicks here each year. Here one is landing at one of the feeding sites.

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Image Taken on 22 Oct 2011 at 18:26    Image of day on 07 Dec 2011

Birds and rodents together in single images is not as uncommon as it used to be. We think this fieldmouse (wood mouse) is warning off the arriving robin. We have no idea of the outcome if a real battle ensured - sharp beak and 2 claws vs sharp teeth and 4 claws!

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Image Taken on 13 Jun 2016 at 07:48    Image of day on 28 Jul 2016

"An interesting mix for breakfast".
A scattering of 'Bird seed mix' provides this Robin with an unusually exciting selection for breakfast.

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Image Taken on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:19    Image of day on 16 Feb 2009

A robin had been bathing in a puddle at the flooded site and jumped up onto the log to have a good preen.

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