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Cheeky little chap...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 2 Mar 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Aint he....

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    Here he is in the full pic...

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    No condition for a ride today, tail end of a virus for me, so a long overdue walk round Lyndon reserve at Rutand Water.
    Waterfowl all out in open water, no waders...water levels too high, the only birds seen regularly today were tits and chaffinch...not the most helpful birds photographically. :biggrin:

    After a 2 or 3 mile walk with little or nothing to show....out pops this little fella...4 feet in front of us ;). Strutted his stuff for a 30 seconds, completely unconcerned by us.
    I got 6 shots, but the wind and a 200mm lens make for a shaky shot :blush: This one turned out best.
     
  2. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    ROBINS!!!! Flippin' LOVE robins!!!
     
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I do too Cathryn ;)
    Cheeky, bold and beautiful.
     
  4. Charlotte_C+ :-)

    Charlotte_C+ :-) New Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Robins are gorgeous!!, my great grandad loved gardening & always had a robin come sit on his fork handle waiting for him to unearth some juicy worms. so when ever i see one i always think thats grandad keeping a eye on me:smile:
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Yes, robins are cute, even if they are vicious creatures. I love the one who comes into Chez Wafflycat & takes the food from the cat's dish..
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    My auntie and uncle (who have a massive garden and lots of birds) are more into tits...than robin red, em, breasts - I have to say that greentits are pretty cool to watch.
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Whats vicious about a sweet innocent robin !
     
  8. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    There's a cheeky wee robin that has taken to coming indoors at Dobbies Garden Centre near Dalkeith. You'll often hear him singing and look up to see him stood on one of the displays somewhere.

    He's well fed as they've got some of their bird feeders on display filled with nuts and seeds, just for his delectation. Not sure why H&S haven't clamped down, as he used to nip into the cafe and pinch crumbs off the floor....

    It's a cheery sight seeing him inside though ! I think he pops in when the electric doors have opened.
     
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    They are exceedingly territorial and will fight viciously other robins and will attack other small birds, to the extent of killing them on occasion
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    Wafflycat speaks truth.

    Kingfishers are very territorial too. Did anybody else see the footage of two male Kingfishers locked in a titanic struggle to the death only for a mink to jump out of the riverbank and snatch one of them thus ending the argument ;)? Amazing footage.
     
  11. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I hate being pedantic but Greentits? ...or am I missing something? ;)
     
  12. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Professional retiree

    I just wish wrens would sit still long enough for you to get a good look at them. Miniature perfection.
     
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    Well said Alan. Wrens are my favourite birds.

    I was watching 5 long-tailed tits on the feeders at my friends house this morning. They're pretty lovely too. I've been fond of them since one flew into a window in our house and I was able to get a really good look at it. Not the most interesting vermiculation out there but very bonny birds.
     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member


    They do move about a bit but to be honest uniforms were never really my thing anyway.
     
  15. I cant believe you all have got to #14 without at least six Tit jokes!!

    I do agree Robins are very nice. Taste a bit like Chicken and not much on them.