A lovely little bird John that we all like to take photographs of.
Hi Roy,They are indeed and very trusting, allowing a close encounter!J
Great photos and video. Your Robins are much different than our Robins here in the States. I do not think they are even closely related from what I have read. Robins here are migratory and tend to be considered the harbingers of spring - does the same go for the UK with your Robins?
Thanks David,Very different birds. I think yours are more closely related to our Blackbirds and Thrushes, although I could be wrong on that. Our birds tend to be sedentary, but some birds move south in the winter and others do come from northern Europe to spend winter here.The Robin tends to sing throughout the year, but when spring is near their song changes and you know the the warmer months are just around the corner.J
Lovely shots John, it looks like it must have been a cold day from the way it was all puffed up...either that or it had eaten all the pies ;-)Great piece of video too, such a sweet little bird that is always a joy to see and hear.
Thanks Jan,Yes, it was pretty nippy and fairly late in the afternoon when I took the photos etc.Their song is so delicate, completely at odds with the birds character.J
The robin should be our national bird! Have we got one? That red is such a fabulous colour and the detail in your photos is excellent. Great pics. Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’
Hi Bazza,Thank you, as ever for your kind comment about my humble snaps.According to Wikipedia (so it must be true!), the Robin is the national bird of the United Kingdom, so you can stop with the campaign! ;)J
A wonderful post John... Robins are my favourite garden bird to see.
Thanks Andrew!I have a pair of Robins in the garden at the moment looking for somewhere to nest, hope they choose my garden!J
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