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Birds - Robin Page 19

Image Taken on 19 May 2006 at 06:05    Image of day on 28 May 2006

Another breakfast of mixed insects for the little-ones in the nest.

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Image Taken on 08 Apr 2016 at 14:35    Image of day on 14 May 2016

The Robin makes a little coquettish goodbye!

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Image Taken on 08 May 2009 at 17:42    Image of day on 31 May 2009

The robin nest has fledged and we THINK this is the robin parents for that nest still collecting food for them. We haven't managed to see any of the youngsters - mum and dad take the insect food deep into the wood piles!

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Image Taken on 19 Dec 2013 at 15:53    Image of day on 05 Feb 2014

This robin has landed just after the stone top was restocked with food, and the bird looks like it can't wait to get started.

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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2008 at 06:43    Image of day on 05 Aug 2008

Not seen a robin in quite this pose before. He is probably trying to wheedle a bit of nut from in a crack in the bark.

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Image Taken on 29 Apr 2006 at 18:47    Image of day on 07 May 2006

This robin took off with most of one of last year blackberries. Also seen with insects and various other items.

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Image Taken on 24 Apr 2006 at 06:24    Image of day on 29 Apr 2006

Looks like these robins have a family to feed. A small caterpillar we guess is destined for a small beak. This was one of a number of visits.

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Image Taken on 04 May 2015 at 17:41    Image of day on 27 Jun 2015

A Robin with a caterpillar in the beak. We are seeing Robins all round the site collecting insects & grubs.
Youngsters to feed already we think.

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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2015 at 07:27    Image of day on 04 Jun 2015

A pleasing juxtaposition of Robin and Cherry Blossom.
We are sure the Robin is indifferent to the beauty, but we are not.

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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2017 at 13:20    Image of day on 16 Jan 2018

Robin standing in a heap of chilly slush.
Most birds that we see have to tolerate severe cooling of their naked legs and claws, and have a heat exchanger at the top of the legs to warm the cold blood coming up the legs by cooling the blood about to go down the legs.

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Image Taken on 01 May 2016 at 08:57    Image of day on 06 Jun 2016

One gorgeous Robin with broad Brood patch looks at us hopefully from a leafing beech branch. On the sunlit eye you can see the brown iris.

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Image Taken on 01 Jun 2016 at 17:49    Image of day on 07 Jul 2016

"No, I haven't just had a bath - it's raining and the 'children' are still demanding food!"

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Image Taken on 08 Jul 2007 at 05:52    Image of day on 29 Jul 2007

The fluffed-up feathers on this robin show up the structure unusually well.

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Image Taken on 09 Jul 2013 at 17:08    Image of day on 26 Aug 2013

"Look at me - I've got 2 red feathers"
Actually the bird probably can't see them, but this is how we always see them arriving in an apparently random pattern over the breast.

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Image Taken on 05 Jul 2008 at 04:51    Image of day on 16 Jul 2008

A sweet young robin just starting to get it's red feathers.

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2007 at 05:46    Image of day on 28 Aug 2007

A young robin proudly showing off his one red feather.

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Image Taken on 28 May 2007 at 17:08    Image of day on 13 Jun 2007

Robins are still collecting food for their youngsters.

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Image Taken on 02 May 2007 at 19:02    Image of day on 18 May 2007

A robin paused on the log while collecting food for his young. Note the insect or worm in the beak.

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Image Taken on 06 May 2014 at 19:13    Image of day on 27 Jun 2014

A Grub as grub for the youngsters back in the nest.

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Image Taken on 27 Feb 2008 at 06:21    Image of day on 26 Mar 2008

Is this robin looking up, down, or just showing off? Probably a minor head turn for a bird that can preen it's back.

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