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Birds - Robin Page 16

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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Image of day on 04 Feb 2005

Robin singing (imagine the sound!) in a hedge top. Taken 23 Jan 2000 but just as relevant to today.

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Image Taken on 09 Jan 2013 at 09:53    Image of day on 02 Feb 2013

The Robin can see Spring on its way.
From the top of this conifer the song was echoing off the garage. We are amazed how open the beak is.

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Image Taken on 07 Apr 2012 at 17:44    Image of day on 28 Apr 2012

We are surrounded by robins - this one sat on a branch a few metres away and sang to us (or more likely the other robins!)

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Image Taken on 07 May 2013 at 18:33    Image of day on 24 Jun 2013

Some of the Robins are not quite hand tame, but you can get very close where the singing is remarkably loud for such a tiny creature.

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Image Taken on 19 Apr 2012 at 15:42    Image of day on 24 May 2012

An impression of this robin singing on the mains wire near the house This sample was at 7fps

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Image Taken on 25 Jan 2018 at 12:49    Image of day on 26 Feb 2018

This week the Bird song has started - moving from occasional alarm calls to territorial declarations. Standing at the North east corner of our patch this Robin stood near the top of the adjacent Cherry tree and sang his little heart out. The kooky angle is genuine. The picture quality isn't great because the sun was almost behind him.

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Image Taken on 11 Dec 2009 at 14:00    Image of day on 19 Jan 2010

While photographing the fieldfares a robin landed in conifer that partly obscures the hedge, and started singing. Here is a little impression.

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Image Taken on 01 Dec 2016 at 07:12    Image of day on 07 Jan 2017

A Robin apparently calling before sunrise in this meadow site which, without any tree cover always gets hit by the more extreme of whatever the weather is doing.

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Image Taken on 21 Mar 2011 at 09:06    Image of day on 19 Apr 2011

2 Portraits.
Robin singing despite us standing only a couple of metres away.

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Image Taken on 08 Feb 2008 at 11:41    Image of day on 04 Mar 2008

This robin was singing alternately in competition with another only 30m or so along the farm track.

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Image Taken on 02 Feb 2011 at 07:13    Image of day on 14 Mar 2011

We can't resist a Robin singing at dawn (even if we can't include the sound)!

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