Saturday, 1 May 2010

Red Breasted Friend

While moving some conifers in my garden I was joined by my friend the Robin. An inquisitive little chap, he was forever getting under foot. Mind you, if I put down my spade and picked up my camera he would hop it. And so we played our cat and mouse game all afternoon. I would do some digging while he dodged my spade, then he'd hide in the trees while I held my camera. In the end I finished my digging and cleared away my tools ready to go indoors. My playmate then sat on a tree and sang and I like to think he was thanking me for a couple of hours of fun.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you got a great shot of him John. Robins don't seem very scared of humans; my wife had one eating mealworms out of the palm of her hand one year, it was amazing to watch.

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  2. Thanks Frank. Yes, they are friendly chaps. I'm especially pleased with the photo because of the bright background but the camera coped with it very well.

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  3. Beautiful photo John. Robins have beautiful songs. I love listening to them sing all spring and summer...thank you for your visit to my blog :)

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  4. Your Robins are so much more refined in build than our Canadian version. I wonder how much of a relation they are ..ours are extremely 'people friendly' as well. Every year they nest on my front porch near the door..

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