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Birds - Robin Page 14

Image Taken on 05 Feb 2008 at 13:00    Image of day on 08 Mar 2008

The classic robin on the classic old tree stump.

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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2017 at 16:33    Image of day on 20 Oct 2017

Robins have done well this year. This little guy was watching us watching him from a rose bush.

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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2017 at 16:33    Image of day on 20 Oct 2017

Robins have done well this year. This little guy was watching us watching him from a rose bush.
Note the delicate grass stem gently pushing into his breast feathers.

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Image of day on 02 Jan 2006

We are delightfully 'infested' with robins. Looks like this one was auditioning for next year Xmas card.

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Image Taken on 19 Dec 2010 at 11:44    Image of day on 16 Feb 2011

The classic robin in snow image beloved by Christmas card designers - but for real.

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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2016 at 08:44    Image of day on 06 Mar 2016

Everywhere we go there is a Robin waiting expectantly for some corn. This bird, with no human present, is bending his ankles ready for launch.
If you don't believe that's the 'ankle' at the left bend of the leg, the 'knee' is hidden under the feathers. See

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Image Taken on 12 May 2012 at 18:01    Image of day on 16 Jun 2012

Robins everywhere, mostly as pristine as this one, but a few looking very much the losers of the many fights they engage in.

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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 31 Jan 2019 at 17:03    Image of day on 02 Mar 2019

Here is the Tree-stump at the end of Thursday and first visitor on Friday morning. The east wind (from behind the camera) has stuck the snow on to the side this quite smooth wood.

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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 02 Feb 2019 at 10:13    Image of day on 03 Mar 2019

As the breeding season approaches, Robins lie in wait for us in the hope (normally fulfilled) of a scattering of corn.

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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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