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Birds - Robin Page 18

Image Taken on 13 Oct 2011 at 07:18    Image of day on 25 Nov 2011

A robin launching from the ground to see off an over-flying Dunnock.

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Image Taken on 09 Feb 2017 at 07:20    Image of day on 26 Mar 2017

Elegance on mud!

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Image Taken on 27 Feb 2018 at 14:39    Image of day on 06 Apr 2018

A Robin launches itself from the snowy ground.

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Image Taken on 20 Oct 2011 at 07:30    Image of day on 30 Nov 2011

2 days later the Robin and Dunnock are still skirmishing

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Image Taken on 18 Oct 2011 at 18:03    Image of day on 30 Nov 2011

In a wonderful flurry of wings the robin that 'owns' this site sees off the long-suffering dunnock. A male Chaffinch just watches - they seem to be more evenly matched & the robin may get more resistance.

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Image Taken on 21 Dec 2007 at 08:39    Image of day on 22 Jan 2008

We seem to be inundated with Robins this year - everywhere we go there will be a robin waiting hopefully on a branch. Here one is taking off directly towards the camera - for once not an out of focus blur.

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Image Taken on 31 Aug 2008 at 07:04    Image of day on 20 Sep 2008

A robin at photo site 1 is constantly aggressive and seem to be willing to threaten anything - in this case a Dunnock out of crop to the right.

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Image Taken on 14 Jan 2013 at 10:40    Image of day on 14 Feb 2013

Robin vs 2 Great Tits.
Looks to us like the Robin is relishing the challenge, but more likely is just determined to get at the food in the peanut feeder to the left and will force his way past.

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Image Taken on 14 Aug 2008 at 19:44    Image of day on 02 Sep 2008

A chaffinch with head just in frame on the original was on the receiving end of this tirade.

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Image Taken on 03 Jan 2008 at 07:50    Image of day on 04 Feb 2008

Just as it was getting light, this Robin and Dunock disagree about who owns this patch of land. Doesn't look like there was much left by way of nibbles left to fight over.

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Image Taken on 07 Apr 2010 at 08:32    Image of day on 16 May 2010

Not much doubt who won this encounter!

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Image Taken on 15 Oct 2012 at 16:30    Image of day on 20 Nov 2012

Not such a peaceful encounter for this Robin and Great Tit.

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Image Taken on 25 Mar 2008 at 05:44    Image of day on 12 Apr 2008

A brave/crazy Robin getting stroppy with a Redwing many times its weight.

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Image Taken on 31 Mar 2009 at 18:49    Image of day on 19 Apr 2009

Our robins all continue to flourish and visit all the feeding sites at all daytime hours.

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Image Taken on 19 Nov 2007 at 17:03    Image of day on 19 Dec 2007

The aerial antics of a robin twisting through a right angle as it leaves with a crumb of peanut.

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Image Taken on 02 Oct 2006 at 18:10    Image of day on 18 Oct 2006

Wings and feathers at every angle as this Robin effortlessly maneuvers in the air.

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Image Taken on 03 Feb 2009 at 07:27    Image of day on 22 Feb 2009

Judging by the focus, flash shadow etc., the robin really is under the pheasant's tail. The contrast in size is startling.

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Image Taken on 12 Feb 2018 at 07:31    Image of day on 17 Mar 2018

Two images of the same Robin, accurately montaged 10 minutes apart.
The left-right symmetry is close to perfect (this is NOT an optical flip).

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Image Taken on 27 Dec 2014 at 09:43    Image of day on 09 Feb 2015

A Robin watching us watching him from the top of an old hedge.

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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2007 at 05:08    Image of day on 16 Aug 2007

Never managed to catch so many robins together in one image (even if the end chick is out of focus). Another successful family.

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