Hi Nicola welcome to the community.
They will sing high up when letting other Robins that it is his territory.
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In reply to Alan.:
Hello Nicola, welcome from me up in Caithness at the very top of Scotland. Enjoy your robins, they are a favourite of mine, and I might add, to many on here also. Hope you enjoy here.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Hi Nicola and welcome to the community. As Alan said, this is a territorial display, most probably a male. He's making sure that any other Robins within earshot are aware of his presence. Once we get to Christmas time, you will see and hear more of him, as he sings more loudly and attempts to attract a female. If he does, you will see them chasing around the garden and posturing at one another until he figures out she's a female and then they should pair up. Mating and nesting won't take place for another few months after that, but with the current bizarre weather, who knows?
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
In reply to monkeycheese:
Hi Nicola, and not only do they do all that but they will sing to you if you give them some good food to eat, taken on my mobile today.
In reply to James:
Lovely spot of twarbling. Nice video Jim.
If only they could speak Jim, I wonder what he was saying? It is lovely to listen to them.
Hi Nicola, nice to have you on here, always a good number of Robins around that we like to photograph along with all the other garden birds, Robins especially are good company as they can get pretty tame and sing away so happily. Hope you manage to get him to stay around for a while.
@ James, that is a smashing video, what a star.
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Thanks Paul, they are getting very friendly I had one land and it stayed till it had five mealies :)
It was saying thank you Jim CT, and hope its not long before your back to feed me again :)
Missed you post Gaynor, thank you we love our Robins up at LM.
That's a beautiful clip Jim, this robin by Sky Tower had to be the star of the Erithacus Rubelula show as he sang before, during and after his mealie intake lol I fed him just before we left yesterday and even as he was grappling with the live mealworm he was listening and answering the other robin across the way whilst mealworm was in his beak ! what a little character.
btw, think yourself lucky or unlucky if you have a Rose-coloured Starling in your garden HERE ..... I think I'd have run out of teabags and coffee lol
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