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Birds - Robin Page 15

Image Taken on 06 Mar 2011 at 16:20    Image of day on 03 Apr 2011

More than a week later still about two thirds of images of pairs of robins at this site show this same characteristic positions We think it has to be some mating display that something about the way the camera is triggered means we keep seeing it!

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Image Taken on 16 Mar 2015 at 16:37    Image of day on 29 Apr 2015

The Robins have to smother their normal territorial aggression if they are going to 'get together' to make a new generation. Here is an evening assignation and a morning song!

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Image Taken on 05 Apr 2015 at 10:03    Image of day on 19 May 2015

The Robins continue their Love-in.
We think this must be the male (left) courtship feeding the female.

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Image Taken on 31 Mar 2012 at 11:58    Image of day on 04 May 2012

Female birds often demand food from the males during the early breeding season, as the female Robin on left is doing.
It is called 'courtship feeding'. Apart from proving that the male knows what to catch for the youngsters to come, it helps the female to determine the availability of suitable food for chicks and thus when to lay the eggs.

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Image of day on 18 Apr 2005

Pair of robins courtship feeding.

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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2016 at 17:59    Image of day on 02 Apr 2016

Robins are paired up all over the site.

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Image Taken on 29 Feb 2016 at 15:45    Image of day on 02 Apr 2016

Robins are paired up all over the site.

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Image Taken on 17 Feb 2012 at 17:40    Image of day on 15 Mar 2012

Another pair of 'loving' robins at the other ground level site.

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Image Taken on 03 Mar 2016 at 07:15    Image of day on 02 Apr 2016

Robins are paired up all over the site.

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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2018 at 15:26    Image of day on 10 Apr 2018

Love is - enjoying freezing together?

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Image Taken on 09 Feb 2016 at 13:41    Image of day on 13 Mar 2016

2 loving Robins (the only way you would see them not fighting at this time of year) with a Bluetit acting as Duenna - NOT.

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Image of day on 17 Feb 2005

At this time of year we often see robin pairs with (presumably) the male doing vertical launches followed by tumbling to earth and a last-minute pull out. Must impress the girls! Poor quality photo but of interest.

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Image of day on 13 Mar 2005

The male robins continue to show off.

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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2012 at 13:00    Image of day on 15 Nov 2012

During the moult the robins have been very retiring, but we walk round the perimeter one will appear in a 'hopeful' approach for a food offering, the individual bird changing as we move across their territorial boundaries.

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Image Taken on 30 Sep 2010 at 07:53    Image of day on 21 Nov 2010

The robin spent 15 minutes in the morning with better culinary equipment making the hole ever bigger, and appeared again the same evening for further helpings.

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Image Taken on 29 Nov 2016 at 13:17    Image of day on 06 Jan 2017

A Robin perched on the tip of this dead branch is glowing like a little beacon.

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Image Taken on 09 Dec 2008 at 14:03    Image of day on 30 Dec 2008

Another mini-feast for the robin.

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Image of day on 06 Feb 2005

A Robin poised for takeoff

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Image Taken on 23 Nov 2006 at 06:57    Image of day on 25 Nov 2006

A montage of (probably) the same robin taken 12 minutes apart.

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Image Taken on 29 Dec 2015 at 12:18    Image of day on 01 Feb 2016

Along the path across the meadow this Robin came expectantly to the top of the meadow post (where you see Owls from a different angle at night) and we took a few portraits before delivering his reward from the pocket full of corn we take with us.

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