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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.
Ref: 20111226_d45_20111116_1547_143_fb1 robin seeing off bluetit in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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!.
Ref: 20100101_d3a_20091201_1331_019_fb2 robin singing(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20130202_df1_20130109_0953_061+062 robin singing at top of conifer 1+2 of 2 (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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!)
Ref: 20120428_df1_20120407_1744_109 robin singing from ash tree branch 08 of 15 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20130624_a77_20130507_1833_136 robin singing from hedge branch 5 of 7 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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
Ref: 20120524_df1_20120419_1542_006-008 robin singing from mains wire 1-3 of 3 (spread montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20180226_df3_20180125_1249_020 robin singing in cherry tree (crop 1)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20170107_e62_20161201_0712_212_fb5 robin singing in pre-dawn frost(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 21 Mar 2011
at 09:06 Image of day on 19 Apr 2011
Robin singing despite us standing only a couple of metres away.
Ref: 20110419_df1_20110321_0906_030 robin singing on branch (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20080304_d01_20080208_1141_102 robin singing on lichen covered branch (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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)!
Ref: 20110314_d5c_20110202_0713_059_fb2 robin singing on log(r+mb id@576).jpg
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