Friday, 29 October 2010

Little Robin Redbreast

"Little robin redbreast sat upon a thistle,
When the thistle pricked his a**e,
He began to whistle!"


Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30

Okay, I know it isn`t a thistle, but I don`t know any rhymes involving a viburnum!

16 comments:

  1. Greetings John,
    A bit of a prickly subject but very good!
    Have a peaceful weekend.
    With respect, Gary :-)

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  2. Hi Gary,
    Yes, the bird wouldn`t perch on a thistle, so the shrub had to do!
    Have a good weekend too.
    J

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  3. You could make one up though, and rhyme viburnum with the word bum, maybe? We had a very tame robin where I worked, very cheeky little thing. I’ll miss him.
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

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  4. Hello John. How touching that you are too refined to use the word 'arse' in full! We would not want any smut to start appearing on the internet would we?
    Lovely picture as usual. It's always rewarding to visit your blog.

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  5. I could TBFKNA, but I haven`t got the talent that you have for writing!
    Robins can be very `tame`, I often have one follow me when I am digging.
    J

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  6. Thanks very much bazza, you say very kind things.
    J

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  7. Hi John, I'm delighted to find your blog via the very intelligent and discriminating blogger Bazza of To Discover Ice. I've recently moved to an area with major bird nesting/migrating spots in New England, and could use a good ornithologist, or at least a bird lover. The cheeky rhyme made me laugh, and viburnum is a tough one....though I think the masked one is on the right track....Love the photos. Do you get on waders and everything to shoot these birds, or are they largely in trees, and dry meadowlands? I'll look forward to reading more and congratulations on your award from Bazza!

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  8. Thankyou `The Snee`. I am very grateful to bazza for his award. (Maybe you could `follow` like him)
    I do a lot of what is called `digiscoping`, which is when I put my pocket camera up to my spotting scope, which is sort of like a zoom lens on a big DSLR camera, I don`t like getting my feet wet too much! ;)
    Thanks again, hope to hear from you again.
    J

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  9. Dear John,
    I love the robin so much: it is so tame, hops on my spade and looks if I dig up good food for it - as I will

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  10. Beautiful pictures. Visiting your blog is like taking a refreshing trip to the countryside. I'll look up viburnum in my rhyming dictionary and get back to you!

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  11. Hi Britta, yes Robins are the gardeners friend! I often have one near me when I am at work and when I dig up a worm I give it to the Robin!
    J

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  12. Hello Joanne, thanks for your kind words.
    I have been talking with my Dad today about rhymes for viburnum, he came up with `sternum` and `bum`!
    Hope you keep in touch.
    J

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  13. Oh he's such a cute little bugger! And you caught him with his mouth open. It's amazing to me how different your robins are from our American ones.

    Birds a challenging subject. It's very hard for me to capture them as crisply as I'd like most of the time. I think I have a shot or two that need ID'ing. Maybe I'll post them one day and you'll be able to tell me what they are ;)

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  14. Hello John, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment - I appreciate you taking the time. Your blog is beautiful. You're blessed to have such variety of birds to photograph!

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  15. Thanks Sally. Yes, the American Robin is very different, although I have never seen one!
    You are more than willing to post any shots, I probably wouldn`t be able to I.D them though! ;)
    Hope to hear from you again.
    J

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  16. Thankyou for your kind words Cat. It is my pleasure to have found your blog! I hope you will stop by again.
    J

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