Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wings on Wednesday - Robin.

Glancing out of the kitchen window this morning I am pretty sure I saw one Robin feeding another. They were right down the bottom of the garden and it was a brief episode. One Robin had taken a seed from the bird table and flew across to the other and appeared to pass it to the other. I have seen this activity once a few years ago, though later in the year. It is part of the bonding routine for Robins where the male will feed the female.

This grainy photo was taken a few days ago. It is always difficult to photograph Robins here as, unlike most, they are very shy or wary and don't stay in view for very long.
Robin IMG_3468

Snow can be a hazard to ones health. I had booked Bobby to see the vet yesterday, just for a general check up. Last Saturday night's snow had deposited a drift over 15 inches deep across the middle of my drive so I spent a couple of days digging it out. The result was a clear drive but a ricked back so I couldn't drive and had to cancel his appointment. I see there is the possibility of another 10cm of snow over the coming days. This time it can stay until it melts!


  1. Lovely to see the Robin, John. I hope they don't breed too soon, this weather won't do them any favours.

    Sorry to hear about the back... ouch!!! Hope it improves very soon.

  2. Jan: I think they were just getting to know each other. As you say it is far too early to think of nesting yet.
    The back is improving - much better today. I must get a longer shovel, then I wouldn't have to bend all the time.

  3. You've certainly had a lot of snow John.
    Good to hear your back is improving.

  4. From someone who knows what a bad back is all about... do take care with can be quite helpful but I'm guessing you'll still have plenty available :-) Lovely to see the Robin on your feeder... quite a lot more birds around with all the cold weather which is nice to see... take care Miranda

  5. Jan: It is rare to see one in my garden though I am sure they are always about nearby.

  6. I've had as much as I want Keith. The sooner it melts, the netter.

  7. Miranda. The back is almost recovered, just first thing in the morning when it complains.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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