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Birds - Robin Page 14

Image Taken on 24 Apr 2015 at 11:22    Image of day on 13 Jun 2015

An unusual juxtaposition of Robin and Bluetit.
The legs of the Bluetit are well spread as if it was climbing up the side of the trunk.
We have no idea what happened next!

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Image Taken on 04 May 2015 at 09:44    Image of day on 27 Jun 2015

The posts supporting about 100 Lombardy Poplars along the farm road are starting to get used by the wildlife. We caught this robin stopping off for a moment presumably on his way back to the nest. Talk about 'overloaded'.

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Image Taken on 31 Jul 2010 at 09:12    Image of day on 15 Sep 2010

Next a young robin - "Hey - look at my new red feathers"

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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 14:59    Image of day on 27 Mar 2010

Later the same day with snow still about: "Stay off - this is my patch ..."

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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2009 at 15:21    Image of day on 09 Jan 2010

Looks to us like a robin is guarding his heap of food and this great tit is trying a 'pop-up' approach. The shadow of the great tit particularly appeals - note how the shadow of the body is black but the shadow of the wings is much lighter as the light shines through the wings.

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Image Taken on 13 Jan 2016 at 12:15    Image of day on 12 Feb 2016

Robin on twig in a bit of hazy sunshine, waiting for the reward of some corn from the photographer

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Image Taken on 09 Dec 2017 at 10:59    Image of day on 16 Jan 2018

Robins get extremely tolerant of a human that they think (usually correctly here) may give them something good to eat.

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Image Taken on 29 May 2009 at 06:59    Image of day on 26 Jun 2009

One of those unplanned moments - a nice robin sitting quietly on the wire not preening has a sudden itch just as the camera takes it's pic.

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Image Taken on 25 Oct 2010 at 17:30    Image of day on 23 Dec 2010

A couple of decent apples to choose from, and which one does the robin pick?

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Image Taken on 19 Jan 2012 at 17:02    Image of day on 20 Feb 2012

2 Robins not fighting in late Winter or Spring indicates a pair! We have seen these two several times, and they come down together as we 'bait' the site.

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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2010 at 19:29    Image of day on 07 May 2010

A genuine single frame of a pair of robins.
At other times or year they would be fighting like the proverbial 'cats and dogs' but nature calls a romantic truce for Spring!

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Image Taken on 11 Mar 2009 at 06:13    Image of day on 28 Mar 2009

Isn't it strange how you can tell this is attraction and not threat as these robins continue to court.

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Image Taken on 02 Apr 2014 at 19:48    Image of day on 07 May 2014

A pair of robins enjoying a final feed together before dark.

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Image of day on 25 Mar 2005

A sweetie pair of robins.

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Image Taken on 20 Feb 2012 at 06:57    Image of day on 15 Mar 2012

Spring in sight, and Robins start seeking partners for the breeding season. Here a little Robin togetherness in this chance single frame.

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Image of day on 12 Apr 2005

A love token is being presented - also boosts her energy intake for egg making.

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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2014 at 07:34    Image of day on 24 May 2014

A sweet moment between this pair of Robins

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Image Taken on 30 Mar 2016 at 06:02    Image of day on 01 May 2016

In the morning dew, a pair of Robin's check out the site around dawn.

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Image Taken on 03 Mar 2018 at 09:57    Image of day on 10 Apr 2018

Even being out in snow doesn't cool the ardour of this pair of Robins.

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Image Taken on 21 Mar 2015 at 05:48    Image of day on 04 May 2015

Having your partner shouting their message of love at you from 5cm away is better than not hearing it.

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