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A Robin Pair.

By Tooma
This is the second of the Robins which come about our garden; there is a third one, the most infrequent visitor, which I think is female.

I call this one Robbie-Too, no spelling mistake. Wing markings and beak are different from Robbie-One, as well as their characters. This wee chap, just a few minutes earlier, was drop-kicked by Robbie-One from about 3 feet above him as he fed at the food tray; he went head over heels towards the ground in an instant, and amazingly landed on his feet, looked up to see who had attacked him, gave himself a shake, smoothed out his ruffled feathers, and flew off. Happily,a few minutes later I saw him reappear on the shed roof, where he sat for a few minutes, frequently casting wary eyes skywards. It was then I managed to get a few nice shots of him. He was a good distance away, and I had to use some digital zoom on top of the optical to get as close as I wanted, so the image quality is not so good as usual

I had read that Robins could be fiercely territorial, but this was the first time I had witnessed it. Robbie-Too is less confident around Mo and I compared with Rob-One and maintains more of a distance, which is another way we know who is about. Funny thing is, Rob-One does not mind all the other birds being close. Smile

Tags: Winter Uk Robin Garden February Redbreast Wildlife and nature

Voters: Janetdinah, LotaLota, taggart and 31 more

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 Feb 2019 2:07AM
An amazing story---

Is it mating season>|?

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Two beautiful photos, and a great writeup.

Peter
6 Feb 2019 6:06AM
Super shot 😎😎😎
6 Feb 2019 8:21AM
Terrific capture & adventure story Tom SmileSmile
Ian
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
6 Feb 2019 10:15AM
Great nature study coupled with a story makes for a great picture.
Ian
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 8:44PM
A terrific shot
Ju
7 Feb 2019 1:23AM
Are you sure Robbie-too is not a young male trying to take territory this would cause friction.
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
7 Feb 2019 2:13AM

Quote:Are you sure Robbie-too is not a young male trying to take territory this would cause friction.

He may be, Gail, but if he is, he seems quite timid about it, tending to just go about his own business, and keeping a respectful distance from Robbie-One. Thanks for your v & c.

Thanks to everyone else for their Vs & Cs - much appreciated. Smile
Fab image

Feisty Birds Robbins but at least he got away relatively unscathed

Carole

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