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Birds - Robin Page 19
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.
Ref: 20160606_df3_20160501_0857_047 robin with clear brood patch in leafing beech tree(r+mb id@1024).jpg
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
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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
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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.
Ref: 20130826_d50_20130709_1708_071_fb1 juvenile robin with first 2 red breast feathers(r+mb id@576).jpg
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
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Image Taken on 05 May 2011
at 18:43 Image of day on 02 Jun 2011
This year we have managed to photograph an unusual variety
of birds collecting insects for their young.
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Image Taken on 07 Dec 2017
at 07:09 Image of day on 16 Jan 2018
A Robin has (presumably) pulled this earthworm out of the ground. Our experience
is that the bird will bite it into a few segments small enough to swallow.
Ref: 20180116_e62_20171207_0709_072_fb5 robin with long thin worm in beak (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 08 Apr 2016
at 14:31 Image of day on 14 May 2016
This Robin has a slightly distorted sense of scale with this length of
twig we think!
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Image Taken on 12 Aug 2007
at 06:03 Image of day on 05 Sep 2007
What we think might be the same juvenile robin as show on
28 Aug 2007 now added a few more red feathers to his 'first'.
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Image Taken on 04 Jul 2013
at 19:27 Image of day on 26 Aug 2013
"Are you here with food?
This was after our last walk round the field so we don't
really know what was going on, but we often see this sort
of 'hopeful' look from Robins as we walk by.
Ref: 20130826_d5c_20130704_1927_030_fb2 robin with quizzical look(r+mb id@576).jpg
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