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Birds - Robin Page 12
Image Taken on 24 May 2011
at 16:37 Image of day on 26 Jun 2011
Mum or dad Robin flying in to the site's rock which we used to
replace the log which the rooks threw aside with great ease.
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Image Taken on 15 Dec 2017
at 19:20 Image of day on 22 Jan 2018
Another landing on the tree-stump, this time by a Robin.
Not as spectacular as a Rook, but more colourful.
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Image Taken on 27 Mar 2014
at 17:55 Image of day on 07 May 2014
This perky Robin doesn't hide from the rain.
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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2013
at 17:16 Image of day on 03 Aug 2013
The robins 'owning' the area around this site have photographed
themselves several times with these tiny caterpillars in their
beaks. We don't provide Robin nestboxes - they prefer the
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Image Taken on 05 Nov 2017
at 14:34 Image of day on 16 Dec 2017
This Robin took a photo landing at this spot in similar 'diving down' positions
more than 10 times in a week. We think it must have a favourite perch quite
close and makes a similar approach each time.
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Image Taken on 06 Dec 2006
at 07:16 Image of day on 15 Dec 2006
This robin was caught in the act of take-off.
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Image Taken on 15 Nov 2006
at 06:47 Image of day on 19 Nov 2006
This robin is just launching itself from the log nicely
in the focal plane for once.
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Image of day on 11 Aug 2005
This robin took it's picture fleeing from the approach of the
monster coming to swop memory cards in the camera and chuck down
some corn. During the day robins are now fairly trusting but in
the half-light they quite rightly play safe.
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Image Taken on 27 Jun 2006
at 05:11 Image of day on 02 Jul 2006
The robin family still seem to be doing OK. Here is one of the
immature birds in flight just past midnight. Birds are not
supposed to fly in the dark, but this was taken only 2 days after the
longest day, so twilight never really ends.
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Image Taken on 20 Jul 2007
at 05:22 Image of day on 09 Aug 2007
The insect top right must be in front of the young robin
or it would be out of focus (like MOST are) so the bird
is jumping to catch it.
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Image Taken on 27 Jul 2006
at 08:47 Image of day on 09 Aug 2006
The young robins are developing well. Robins and similar birds
have nearly all-round vision so their vision 'sweet spot' is not
ahead but to one side. Hence the quirky head angle to examine and
maybe also listen to the ground.
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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2008
at 06:21 Image of day on 23 Aug 2008
Most landings are perfect elegance (we could show you dozens a
night) but they don't all go as planned.
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Image Taken on 07 Nov 2017
at 16:49 Image of day on 16 Dec 2017
At the end of the day this Robin is out in the gloom and rain launching this
attack on something above. Knowing Robins sweet disposition (NOT) it
was probably another Robin daring to fly over!
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Image Taken on 30 Jul 2011
at 20:55 Image of day on 19 Sep 2011
A moulting juvenile Robin impatiently waiting for the rest of it's
new breast feathers to come out red.
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Image Taken on 05 May 2009
at 07:59 Image of day on 29 May 2009
Last decent pic of the robin family of 4 before fledging. Ahhhh.
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Image Taken on 23 Apr 2009
at 10:29 Image of day on 21 May 2009
A pair of robins build a nest on top of a rack in a dilapidated
tool shed (windows & door long gone) & they now have at least 4 chicks
in it. The parents usually come out and wait expectantly for a tit-bit
from us, so we can go in and get a picture. We can't see what we are
photographing even on the camera's LCD because it is so dark, but
switching the camera to automatic & flash and pointing it through the gap
in the fertiliser bags usually gets something. Only once a day though -
don't want to stress them.
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Image Taken on 21 Jan 2017
at 12:11 Image of day on 02 Mar 2017
A Robin perched on the nearly disintegrated strip of bark.
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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2010
at 16:35 Image of day on 07 May 2010
And 100m away an undoubtedly different bird posed in the
sunshine for a portrait.
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Image Taken on 07 Jan 2016
at 16:40 Image of day on 12 Feb 2016
Robin. Mud. What more to say!
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Image Taken on 16 Jan 2016
at 12:31 Image of day on 19 Feb 2016
As we walk about the Robins in each territory make their approach in the
hope of some food from the bottom of Marie's bottomless corn pocket.
This one is perched on a 'weldmesh' ring which does service as an incinerator.
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