Friday, August 14, 2015

AN ENGLISH ROBIN



I am taking a break from my Eden Project posts for a couple of days.  This is the best photo I could get of an English Robin. I was taken a bit by surprise as he was sitting in the dirt with lots of pebbles in a raised garden bed.  It was an out-of-the-way spot and he didn't seem too disturbed when I pointed my camera at him. I am not that close and used my zoom.  We were on our vacation in Devonshire last June, visiting the Paignton Zoo.  No one else seemed to notice the little Robin having a quiet moment, and I am very glad I did.  Two different photos with an almost identical pose except for the slight turn of head.



I am sharing with the following, with many thanks to all our hosts for bringing us these very enjoyable memes. You can see other participants by visiting their links below.

Eileen at Saturday Critters
Misty at Camera Critters 
Anni at Bird D'Pot
Michelle at Nature Notes

41 comments:

  1. It's a long time since I've seen a Robin. Greetings from New Zealand.

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  2. What a cutie.
    I can't get over how red their breasts aren't though...

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  3. What a precious little bird! :)

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  4. That's one very adorable baby!
    Have a Joyous Weekend, Denise!
    Peace :)

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  5. Robins are one of the fews birds I can always name on sight.

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  6. There was one looking into my window just now as I was making breakfast - or maybe he was admiring his own reflection.

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  7. What a beautiful bird !!
    Great shots !!
    Happy weekend !

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  8. Hard to beat the good old UK Robin. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Love the robins, we have babies at the moment although they will soon be getting all their new feathers.

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  10. Such a cute little thing! :)

    Have a beautiful weekend Denise!
    Möwe

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  11. I think English robins are adorable!

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  12. Hello Denise, I love this cute little Robin! Such a pretty bird, great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. he is a real cutie... and is loving his sun bath

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  14. The English Robin looks so much different from our American Robin.

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  15. They can get very close, as in feed from the hand close, if you are very patient and quiet

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  16. Love it. I finally learned the difference in the two Robins after a bit of travel. Fascinating how birds differ across the globe.

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  17. what an adorable bird, different than ours. i love the way you captured the twinkle in his eye!!! i am going with "he" because you did but it's too cute to be a boy ;)

    but as that goes, it probably is a he!!!

    have a great weekend!!!

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  18. The robin is so pretty, and looks so delicate.

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  19. These are certainly not the ones we see here.

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  20. I've always liked Robin's such a cheerful red breast!

    They can be quite territorial I believe.
    They also always remind me of Christmas ...

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  21. How cute! He looks a bit young and fluffy.

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  22. So cute! A beautiful little bird!

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  23. I guess he was taking a dust bath, and didn't mind showing off!
    ~

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  24. G'day Denise. These European Robins are so much prettier than the American species. Your photos with the sunlight are so perfect. Pretty.

    Sorry, I'm in my Hootin' Anni Blogger Admin right now, but I still wanted to send along my thanks for sharing your wonderful link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a glorious week ahead.

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  25. I'm quite sure I've commented
    on this cute little one, but
    I guess blogger didn't let me :(

    Möwe

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  26. The local birds at the zoo are used to visitors and I find they are calm when being photographed. It's such a wonderful place to live too.

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  27. I certainly hope that the robin wasn't ill or hurt. Seems strange that it would just sit there. But, I don't know much about robins.

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  28. They are just so, so cute! I mean English robins in general...I do realize this is just one bird. LOL

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  29. Those English Robins are so cute and so different from ours. If they are as common there as our are here, I suppose that is why people pay them no mind.

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  30. Cute little robin and I remember the way the US robins got named for the red-orange breast.... I would love to get back to England and due some research on my family..both aides...Michelle

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  31. They are terrific birds. Nicely captured.

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