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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 9th March, 2020)

Nosey robin

Nosey robin
Nosey robin eyes me up. He moved gradually closer, until he was only a yard away. Coming down from Rivington Pike.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Veronica on 9th March 2020 at 08:00

So cute, my favourite little bird, I believe they can be quite aggressive though.,

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th March 2020 at 08:17

He looks so intelligent. I love robins.

Comment by: Mick on 9th March 2020 at 08:23

A Robin in between many thorns

Comment by: kath on 9th March 2020 at 08:27

Robins will approach because they know people bring food!lovely photo

Comment by: Maureen on 9th March 2020 at 09:07

There used to be a little Robin in Rivington church yard that would fly to you as soon as he saw you and feed from your hand..what a lovely feeling that was..it was worth going there if only for that...but the last time we went there was no sign of him/her..and David,that's a lovely shot ..thank you.

Comment by: Aubrey on 9th March 2020 at 09:12

A great photo David.

Comment by: Johnny on 9th March 2020 at 09:59

Nice pic for this early springtime.
His (or her ) front is orange.
Contradicts the traditional Robin Redbreast image.
Lovely photo tho !

Comment by: David Barker on 9th March 2020 at 10:21

Well done David, lovely photo, like the background on this the grayish colours bring the Robin out,hes a beauty.

Comment by: Roy on 9th March 2020 at 10:31

Yes Veronica they are very territorial especially against other robins, and, as you say, they can be very aggressive. I believe a robin, in its lifetime, never strays more than two or three hundred yards from where it was born.
Nicely captured David.

Comment by: Pat on 9th March 2020 at 10:34

A lovely photo, thank you.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 9th March 2020 at 11:18

This would make a great Christmas card David.

Comment by: Anne on 9th March 2020 at 12:13

I think I may have mentioned before how robins appear as if by magic as soon as I get garden tools out of the shed. How do they know there may be grubs etc. to be had?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th March 2020 at 12:46

Thats a really good shot David. I thought at first that might be a gorse bush he is sitting on but on second thoughts it looks to be a bit to spiteful...
I saw a wren this morning near the back door, so tiny & so quick.

Comment by: Beryl on 9th March 2020 at 14:50

Ah, our wonderful and brave little national bird always a joy to see

Comment by: Garry on 9th March 2020 at 14:53

Beautiful Rev, Spring is almost here.
I'll drink a glass of sherry to that, cheers.

Comment by: PeterP on 9th March 2020 at 15:41

If you go to Dobbies garden centre they have a resident Robin. We have seen it for the last 3 years

Comment by: Mike on 9th March 2020 at 17:37

PeterP, are you sure ? .... the average lifespan of a robin is 2yrs.

Comment by: Philip G. on 9th March 2020 at 19:18

No contest when choosing the prettiest tip.

Comment by: PeterP on 9th March 2020 at 20:06

Mike has I cannot do a ID on this bird I am not really bothered but there is a Robin on site every year.

Comment by: Ken R on 9th March 2020 at 20:57

Nice photo Rev. You said it was but a yard away, was that the front yard or the back yard

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th March 2020 at 08:55

Thanks for the comments - it was on a gorse bush. The robin's curiosity was raised by my stopping to relieve myself in the bushes....

Comment by: Mick on 11th March 2020 at 19:00

Ohhhh Rev, Holy water.

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