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Birds - Robin Page 21

Image Taken on 30 Jul 2008 at 05:08    Image of day on 16 Aug 2008

Nice show of the underwing of one of 'our' developing young robins.

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Image of day on 12 Dec 2005

On the other hand nothing seems to perturb the Robins.

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Image Taken on 10 Jan 2008 at 01:44    Image of day on 10 Feb 2008

Just love the horizontal streak shadows of the leading primary feathers across the trailing primaries.

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Image Taken on 05 Jun 2006 at 05:25    Image of day on 12 Jun 2006

Robin with a huge worm just after dawn. Well the saying goes 'the early bird catches the worm'.

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Image Taken on 18 Apr 2008 at 17:46    Image of day on 05 May 2008

When did your partner last offer you a nice slimy worm as a token of love?

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Image of day on 28 Dec 2005

The Robin found his Christmas day afternoon snack by way of this unlucky worm. We really don't know how they find worms in the impacted sanded soil at the main feeding station, but we see a robin with a worm here a couple of times a year.

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Image Taken on 26 Apr 2014 at 18:05    Image of day on 19 Jun 2014

"Feed Me!"
The adult Robin on the right has an insect in its beak on the far side drooping down near the base of the beak, undoubtedly about to go down the youngster's ever open 'hatch'.

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Image Taken on 15 May 2018 at 05:39    Image of day on 30 Jun 2018

2 visits by possibly the same Robin about 4 Hours apart. Whatever the green grub is, it looks like it's the favourite.

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Image Taken on 18 May 2011 at 05:53    Image of day on 12 Jun 2011

A couple of young Robins - always demanding more food.

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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2011 at 16:53    Image of day on 06 May 2011

A little domestic tranquility on the tree-stump top.

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Image Taken on 18 Mar 2008 at 06:26    Image of day on 08 Apr 2008

The robins continue to display and generally show-off. Love the eye-to-eye contact.

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Image Taken on 02 Feb 2008 at 07:10    Image of day on 29 Feb 2008

Most pics of robins now include a pair. Perhaps, as it is leap year day, you might think the girl robin is 'popping the question' :-)

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Image Taken on 17 Jan 2008 at 15:25    Image of day on 17 Feb 2008

We have this theory - if you see 2 robins together and they are not fighting then they are 'in love'. Spring must be on the way.

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Image Taken on 27 Jan 2007 at 15:12    Image of day on 08 Feb 2007

Aha! 2 robins not locked in mortal combat - they must be courting.

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Image of day on 12 Jan 2006

From exactly this date last year at the main feeding site this single exposure contained 2 Robins, 2 Great Tits & a Blue Tit. All doing well again this year so far.

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Image of day on 09 Feb 2005

This has to be a 'pair' of robins. In our experience if you see two robins that are not fighting then they are deeply in love!

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Image Taken on 03 Mar 2010 at 17:35    Image of day on 01 Apr 2010

The imminence of Spring has just about everything pairing up. This is obviously a pair of robins - they can see each other and are not fighting!

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Image Taken on 06 Feb 2013 at 07:57    Image of day on 10 Mar 2013

We are seeing these 2 robins tolerating each other regularly at this site. Most probably they are nearby territory holding birds accepting each other ready for breeding.

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Image Taken on 31 Mar 2015 at 06:47    Image of day on 15 May 2015

Love overtures between this pair of Robins. We see similar behaviour (between different pairs of Robins) at all of the ground level photo sites. But at this site the always seem to be so close we wonder how loud the receiving bird must perceive the song.

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Image Taken on 27 Feb 2011 at 06:26    Image of day on 03 Apr 2011

This pairing has turned up many times over about a week and must be some of courtship behaviour. In most cases the bird landing here (we assume the male) is already standing on the log with the other (we assume a submissive female) points beak upward without hint of threat.

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