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Birds - Robin Page 16

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 02 Feb 2019 at 10:16    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 02 Feb 2019 at 10:16    Image of day on 03 Mar 2019

A detail of the above showing this Robin using a Blackthorn 'thorn' to take his weight, while wrapping the other claw round the stem to provide stability.


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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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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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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2012 at 09:45    Image of day on 11 Mar 2012

Robin preening in the heavily frosted vegetation. Birds are STILL finding seeds in these old teasel heads.


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Image Taken on 10 Apr 2009 at 08:37    Image of day on 07 May 2009

This is 'Courtship feeding' where the male feeds the female to demonstrate he can be a good provider for their chicks, and provide some extra food while she is making eggs.
But a nice fresh worm would not feature on OUR breakfast menu!


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Image Taken on 22 Dec 2009 at 07:55    Image of day on 22 Jan 2010

The tree trunk top camera got a lot of snow related portraits of which this Robin disturbing the fresh snow is a sample.


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Image Taken on 16 Nov 2011 at 15:47    Image of day on 26 Dec 2011

Perhaps 30 minutes after putting out the bait at this site, the majority was gone and this robin seems determined that his beak was going to be the last to get the easy food.


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Image Taken on 13 Jan 2009 at 10:24    Image of day on 01 Feb 2009

That's MY log ...


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Image Taken on 19 Jan 2015 at 08:55    Image of day on 04 Mar 2015

In the winter the sun streaks through the depleted leaf canopy to illuminate things that are dark all summer!


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Image Taken on 27 Jun 2006 at 04:17    Image of day on 03 Jul 2006

Carrying on the Robin-fest at the same site this youngster is already showing hints of red in the breast feathers.


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Image Taken on 01 Dec 2009 at 13:31    Image of day on 01 Jan 2010

A little joy for the start of a new year - may it rub off on you all.
There didn't seem to be any target for the song - maybe a little joie-de-vie brought about by the opportunity to get a full crop!


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