Wednesday, 7 December 2016

We Belong Together

Looking at this photo you might think the Robin was keeping an eye out for any predator:

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Actually I had been watching a pair of Robins for a while. It was a fair bet that two Robins close together in the same garden meant a possible breeding pair. This pair kept moving from place to place. Whenever the female rested the male would start displaying, bowing down and then lifting his head to show the full effect of his red breast. When this photo was taken the female was perched on a wire above his head.

I was hoping to catch the moment when the male offers food to the female. I have seen it once in the past but if it happened this time it was out of sight.

6 comments:

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    1. Mick: Yes, vicious but pretty little birds.

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    1. Keith: Seeing those rare bits of animal / bird rituals gives that extra interest to wildlife watching.

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  3. That's a beautiful shot, I thought it was maybe just knocking back a drink! Here at work, they are scrapping on the fences all the time!

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  4. Simon: The local ones seem to have sorted out their territories now.

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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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