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RE: Open All Hours

#4606 by astoness , Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:47 pm

afternoon all...this has never happened to me before...i was doing some work in the back garden when all of sudden this little chappie came flying down...landed right by me and stayed with me for over an hour....not frightened at all of my presence...not very very up of birds but the robin is the only one i can think of who is scared of nothing at all...so im thinking hes a young one...hopefully someone can confirm this...took this photo within touching distance of him....oh he didnt seem to want to use the bird feeder with the fat balls in but he did take some bread i put down for him or her as the case may be..


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RE: Open All Hours

#4607 by mikejee , Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:59 pm

Yes Lyn, i think its a young robin. I had one that started toarrive when I was out in the garden some years ago, and the red of his breast developed to a really bright colour. I think it was the same one up last year. This year i haven't seen that one , but another has appeared (might be his/her offspring). Haven't been in the garden much, but it sits on a bit of wood or something and stares at me through the sliding door in my living room - waiting.


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RE: Open All Hours

#4608 by astoness , Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:44 pm

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Yes Lyn, i think its a young robin. I had one that started toarrive when I was out in the garden some years ago, and the red of his breast developed to a really bright colour. I think it was the same one up last year. This year i haven't seen that one , but another has appeared (might be his/her offspring). Haven't been in the garden much, but it sits on a bit of wood or something and stares at me through the sliding door in my living room - waiting.



ahh thats great mike i thought it was a robin...never been that close to a wild bird in my life...couldnt get me camera out quick enough[Little LOL]..think i must have taken at least 12 shots of him/her..if you can get a pic of your robin please post it..ps its probably waiting for a few scraps off you..


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RE: Open All Hours

#4609 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:45 pm

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Quote: mikejee wrote in post #29799
Yes Lyn, i think its a young robin. I had one that started toarrive when I was out in the garden some years ago, and the red of his breast developed to a really bright colour. I think it was the same one up last year. This year i haven't seen that one , but another has appeared (might be his/her offspring). Haven't been in the garden much, but it sits on a bit of wood or something and stares at me through the sliding door in my living room - waiting.



ahh thats great mike i thought it was a robin...never been that close to a wild bird in my life...couldnt get me camera out quick enough[Little LOL]..think i must have taken at least 12 shots of him/her..if you can get a pic of your robin please post it..ps its probably waiting for a few scraps off you..


I've known some wild birds.


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RE: Open All Hours

#4610 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:56 pm

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RE: Open All Hours

#4611 by astwood , Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:05 pm

Evening All nice photo of your robin lyn we get one in our garden every year


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RE: Open All Hours

#4612 by astoness , Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:11 pm

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Evening All nice photo of your robin lyn we get one in our garden every year



evening astwood...i was chuffed to see it...ive had fully grown ones but not a young one before..


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RE: Open All Hours

#4613 by astwood , Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:14 pm

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Quote: astwood wrote in post #29803
Evening All nice photo of your robin lyn we get one in our garden every year



evening astwood...i was chuffed to see it...ive had fully grown ones but not a young one before..



we had a young magpie a couple of years back it couldnt fly so
my wife gave it water and food and after a couple of weeks it was fine


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RE: Open All Hours

#4614 by astoness , Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:16 pm

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Quote: astoness wrote in post #29804
Quote: astwood wrote in post #29803
Evening All nice photo of your robin lyn we get one in our garden every year



evening astwood...i was chuffed to see it...ive had fully grown ones but not a young one before..



we had a young magpie a couple of years back it couldnt fly so
my wife gave it water and food and after a couple of weeks it was fine


ahh thats good astwood..sort of thing i would have done...cant believe im turning into a twitcher..


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#4615 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:17 pm

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#4616 by mikejee , Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:23 pm

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Haven't got a picture of the new one, but here is the old one 4 years ago.

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RE: Open All Hours

#4617 by Voltman , Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:44 pm

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afternoon all...this has never happened to me before...i was doing some work in the back garden when all of sudden this little chappie came flying down...landed right by me and stayed with me for over an hour....not frightened at all of my presence...not very very up of birds but the robin is the only one i can think of who is scared of nothing at all...so im thinking hes a young one...hopefully someone can confirm this...took this photo within touching distance of him....oh he didnt seem to want to use the bird feeder with the fat balls in but he did take some bread i put down for him or her as the case may be.


He came to see what you were doing in case you had dug up any worms or bugs.
They trust us but are easily scared off. Robins love to perch on things while they observe, they then put themselves in great danger if they spot food as they will fly in where you are digging, so you need to be aware of them. They are mostly carnivorous and don't think much of seed unless it contains mealworms.
The colour seems to change depending on age, season and gender. When there are chicks in the nest they get really daring in their quest for food, which has to be meat as chicks are solely carnivorous..


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RE: Open All Hours

#4618 by astoness , Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:49 am

morning all...

thanks for that info on robins volty..he did perch on the fence a lot but also spent a lot of time on the ground which concerned me as i have 5 cats who also follow me round the garden..luckily they had not long been fed and were all asleep...will look out for robin today..


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RE: Open All Hours

#4619 by mikejee , Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:13 am

Trying again. Here is my original robin 4 years ago


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RE: Open All Hours

#4620 by astoness , Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:58 pm

hes cute mike thanks...i think the robin is my favourite bird...


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