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:

KB said...

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

happywonderer.com said...

Sweet bird shots!

Elephant's Child said...

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

Cloudia said...

What a little dear!

Linda said...

What a precious little bird! :)

GreenComotion said...

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

Adam said...

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

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

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

Ela said...

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

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Valerie said...

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

Möwe von der Insel said...

Such a cute little thing! :)

Have a beautiful weekend Denise!
Möwe

EG CameraGirl said...

I think English robins are adorable!

eileeninmd said...

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!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable dust bather!

Bob Bushell said...

Precious little Robin.

Sandra said...

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

Linda Gross said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos of the cute robin!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

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

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!!

Linda Kay said...

The robin is so pretty, and looks so delicate.

William Kendall said...

These are certainly not the ones we see here.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Stephanie said...

Wonderful captures!

gigihawaii said...

Pretty robin!

Donna said...

Such an adorable bird...

pattisjarrett said...

These little robins are so cute.

bettyl-NZ said...

How cute! He looks a bit young and fluffy.

Marie C said...

Just darling!

maryaustria said...

So cute! A beautiful little bird!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I guess he was taking a dust bath, and didn't mind showing off!
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HOOTIN ANNI said...

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.

Möwe von der Insel said...

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

Möwe

SeagullSuzie said...

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.

Latane Barton said...

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.

Rose said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Rambling Woods said...

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

Adam Jones said...

They are terrific birds. Nicely captured.