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What a mouthful.

By ladynewbury
The robin has become strongly associated with Christmas, taking a starring role on many Christmas cardssince the mid 19th century. An old British folk tale seeks to explain the robin's distinctive breast. Legend has it that when Jesus was dying on the cross, the robin, then simply brown in colour, flew to his side and sang into his ear in order to comfort him in his pain. The blood from his wounds stained the robin's breast, and thereafter all robins got the mark of Christ's blood upon them.

So grateful for all the V's & C's on my razorbill image, and especially for those who gave me their precious UA's. Pm"s sent. Pam

Tags: Christmas Red General Robin Wildlife and nature

Voters: SauliusR, hotwings, mike9005 and 63 more

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hotwings 8 3 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2018 8:41PM
Lovely capture pam

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Minty805 Plus
2 22 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2018 8:58PM
That's a beautiful study, Pam, and a fascinating caption. I might have been tempted to shave a fraction off the right, but that's just taste. The detail, lighting and background, plus the robin with a mouthful, make this a winner. Allan
5 Dec 2018 9:02PM
Excellent pose and great detail Pam, super image,
5 Dec 2018 9:58PM
An excellent capture, Pam.

5 Dec 2018 10:02PM
wonderful shot
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
5 Dec 2018 10:19PM
The British robins are so dear! A lovely photograph. here!
5 Dec 2018 10:53PM
Lovely image of this sweetie, Pam, a beaty 🏆

Dave 🐿
5 Dec 2018 11:15PM
Lovely image. Well captured.
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
6 Dec 2018 12:14AM
Excellent capture with natural colours Pam, very nice!
Great light in this cute capture. Well done Pam.
6 Dec 2018 8:57AM
Beautiful image Pam, great detail and colour.SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2018 10:49AM
Beautiful back lighting Pam.
6 Dec 2018 11:24AM
Great detailed shot
6 Dec 2018 12:56PM
Excellent birding , Pam!SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Excellent capture
Well timed Pam, a lovely Robin image.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
6 Dec 2018 2:42PM
Beautiful shot and narrative Pam.
TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
6 Dec 2018 3:47PM
A very delightful capture, Pam, with the added bonus of him showing you his lunch! Interesting story too about the red breast 👍🏼
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
7 33 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2018 6:01PM
A terrific close up
6 Dec 2018 6:55PM
Great capture, colourful and detailed.
Lillian Plus
9 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2018 7:00PM
lovely image and well done with the beak full as well
bricurtis Plus
13 2.3k 50 England
6 Dec 2018 8:38PM
Caught at a good moment Pam - that info was interesting too, never heard that before.

Excellent image
viscostatic 12 43 5 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 11:39AM
An excellent image of this beautiful bird.

Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2018 8:19PM
Great capture Pam! So sweet... So appealing....
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Dec 2018 4:43AM
Wonderful capture Pam , beautiful pose & detail

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