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Birds - Robin Page 20

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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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.

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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.

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Image Taken on 29 Jun 2013 at 03:54    Image of day on 11 Aug 2013

At this site the robins have fledged. This young Robin has found it's own titbit.

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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2006 at 06:03    Image of day on 01 Aug 2006

The young robins are starting to develop the characteristic red breast feathers.

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Image Taken on 10 Apr 2006 at 19:04    Image of day on 19 Apr 2006

Our ever present robin with a backdrop of the glow of Sunset lighting the beech tree leaves still on the tree from last year.

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Image Taken on 06 Apr 2014 at 17:42    Image of day on 24 May 2014

This robin must have some chicks to feed!
Our Robins (and similar birds) here don't use open nestboxes here - they prefer the dense hedges, so the nest could be 'anywhere'. The bird appeared again 90 minutes later with another grub long after sunset.

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Image Taken on 04 May 2010 at 10:46    Image of day on 11 Jun 2010

Fluffed out robin. We have seen this bird looking exactly the same on a gate post a few days later and determined that it is one of the pair nesting in a miniature conifer by the conservatory.

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Image Taken on 08 Apr 2016 at 14:30    Image of day on 14 May 2016

The Robin taking in a bit of structural reinforcement.

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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2011 at 20:03    Image of day on 01 Aug 2011

Each of our photo sites has its own brave little robin that arrives the moment we arrive with the food bowl. This adult has produced a family this year and the first signs of molt are apparent.

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Image Taken on 06 Mar 2015 at 15:10    Image of day on 19 Apr 2015

An hour or so later the wind was lifting the feathers of this robin, and a beam of sunlight highlighted the straggly bits for us.

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