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Birds - Robin Page 18

Image Taken on 05 Jan 2017 at 07:24    Image of day on 16 Feb 2017

A Robin out before sunrise in a hard frost, looking for something for breakfast.

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Image Taken on 31 Oct 2017 at 06:31    Image of day on 07 Dec 2017

Before sunrise we have a heavy dew as this Robin stands on his breakfast.

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Image Taken on 15 Apr 2010 at 16:16    Image of day on 23 May 2010

A pair of Robins are nest building in a miniature conifer very close to the house. We wouldn't be able to get nearer the nest without disturbing them, but can view their comings and goings obliquely through a window. Here is an accurate montage of some nesting material being delivered.

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Image Taken on 15 Dec 2006 at 15:56    Image of day on 27 Dec 2006

An elegant robin take-off.

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Image Taken on 24 Mar 2006 at 05:04    Image of day on 30 Mar 2006

During the first substantial overnight rain for weeks this soggy robin is taking off in the first glimmer of dawn.

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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2009 at 05:09    Image of day on 27 Aug 2009

Today two montages each of 2 images. First a melding of two events about 2 hours apart of what we think is the same young robin that makes a nice 'Robin taking off' sequence

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Image of day on 27 Jan 2006

A robin with wings stretched upwards showing the amazing feather colouring.

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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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