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Tame Robin

By Perry_95
This is a Robin which my grandfather has tamed and was followed into the house for another tasty mealworm. Today an old friend of the family came to my granfathers house with a small newly hatched chick which had fallen from a nest. It was put in the bird box where this little fella is feeding his mate and chicks so fingers crossed he will take to the new bird and not kick it out or leave it to starve. This little bird is atleast three years old, he is surviving so well as he has a healthy diet and also never goes hungry. This was less of photography and more of a snapshot but i think the composition is good as you can see that the bird is either looking at me or the person feeding him. He is now used to me and often flies at my face when he wants food,, those pesky birds!!!

Tags: Hand Robin Bird Feeding Worm Friends Tame Pets and captive animals Mealworm Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Apr 2011 9:04PM
A beautiful shot! It is such a privilege when wildlife chooses to share their lives with you. 'My' Robins only seem to love me in the winter (I had one perch on my hand for a fraction of a second), I don't see much of them now!

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Apr 2011 9:14PM
A delightful image, as the old saying goes "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush"
Perry_95 7 59 1 Wales
24 Apr 2011 11:08PM
Had a BBQ today and my little cousin and i had alot of fun with the robin because i put mealworms on my cousins back and the robin stayed there for a good 30 seconds or so, compared to the 10 seconds he stays in our hands.
t_downes 9 279 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 3:48PM

jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 5:08PM
WOW what a photo did you need lots of patients to capture this ? well done

james Smile
Perry_95 7 59 1 Wales
25 Apr 2011 7:09PM
Nope not at all james, i was about to go out the back to find him when he flew into the house, he has been being fed by my grandfather (and i) for 3 years now Grin
25 Apr 2011 7:10PM
Beautiful capture!
3 May 2011 7:34PM
fantastic shot

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