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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 15th December, 2017)

Eye contact


Eye contact
Here's a photo taken behind the hide in Haigh Plantations of a robin making eye contact from a few feet away from me.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th December 2017 at 00:25

They are beautiful little creatures, and so bold.

Before the heating was turned on one would come into the house through the open front door and walk/hop around the dining room.

I once held out bread in my fingers and one came down and pinched it just a couple of feet from my face.

Fantastic photo, Harry. You must be proud. Good one.

Comment by: PeterP on 15th December 2017 at 07:30

Very nice photo. We have a Robin bobbing about in the hedgerow in the garden next to our home.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 15th December 2017 at 07:42

Harry I wonder how long you waited to get this fantastic shot absolute beauty well done.it looks big enough to be the Christmas dinner joking of course happy Christmas

Comment by: Maureen on 15th December 2017 at 08:36

Harry,that's absolutely beautiful,it isn't very often that you would get eye contact with a little bird and more so a Robin...thank you for your trouble and patience.

Comment by: David Barker on 15th December 2017 at 08:43

Hes not shy Harry ,it may be frosty but i bet hes lovely and warm under them fluffed up feathers, great shot.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th December 2017 at 09:00

He's gorgeous! Doesn't look as if he's going short of a worm or two and it would make a very cheery Christmas card!

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 09:03

How lovely! I love robins. Thankyou.

Comment by: A.C. on 15th December 2017 at 11:00

this is fantastic Harry, brightened my day!

Comment by: Alan lad on 15th December 2017 at 11:19

Do get me .

Comment by: Maurice on 15th December 2017 at 11:25

A lovely shot of the Robin,which is the friendliest bird to us,but not to some other Robins,nice one Harry.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 15th December 2017 at 11:56

Irene you love robins but could you eat a full one my finger is hovering over the submit button shall I be a devil.forgive me done.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th December 2017 at 12:04

Ther used to be one in Rivington Churchyard that would come onto your hand to eat seed,I can't express how lovely that felt

Comment by: Harry C. on 15th December 2017 at 12:22

Thanks all, This was lucky shot I was watching it in the tree when it flew down and looked up at me, it seemed to be quite tame. H.

Comment by: britboy on 15th December 2017 at 13:20

A beautiful reminder of home...thankyou

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 13:48

Oh, I couldn't eat that little man, Jim! In fact, I couldn't even eat a chocolate one as I'm not a sweet-tooth, so I'll just admire him. I have a silver one on my charm bracelet. x.

Comment by: Ron D on 15th December 2017 at 14:09

Very nice, Good one.

Comment by: Garry on 15th December 2017 at 14:21

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a Robin.
Top man Harry.

Comment by: Julie on 15th December 2017 at 18:48

Those, like me , who dig in their gardens endlessly , will know how easy it is to attract a Robin, for me it never fails. Like Harry’s wonderful picture above shows , they are curious birds ,that have learned, like pigeons, seagulls and indeed squirrels and foxes, where a food source lies . Robins and such are so endearing that there can be a tendency to over feed , as I have , which can attract high numbers of small rodents, fine if you like them. As a child I saw sparrow in huge numbers . I remain haunted by the skylark I saw , as I am with kestrel and lapwing . Such is a gift, such is a moment..

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 19:35

I love to see a kestrel hovering, ready to pounce, Julie; a magical moment if you can catch it. It always reminds me of the film "Kes", based on the book, "A Kestrel for a Knave".

Comment by: Ellen on 15th December 2017 at 22:37

Thanks, Harry for my essential Robin picture! It wouldn't be Christmas for me,without it...This little fellow brightened a dull snowy day!

Comment by: Poet on 15th December 2017 at 22:39

Julie
How lovely it is that larks and lapwings are once again a common sight.

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