Robins for MC

  • Very nice pictures Hazel, and Tony.
    Your Robins must be late Nige, FMR is still courtship feeding and she has eggs down, I know were their nest is and I know were another is :) taken today at LM
    Mrs FMR

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  • Well done Hazy, lovely photos, also TJ and James. I haven't a photo (yet) but today I saw Titch courtship feed just outside the backdoor, sooooo happy, didn't see it last year so hope this time they have a successful brood.

    Lot to learn

  • Thank you Gaynor, they are nice to watch, sadly I had to come home today but I have fed them the last three days and he was happy to see me,. There were some school children around this morning and the person looking after them was happy for me to give them some mealworms and when the Robins landed on their hand they must have been hooked for life this is what its all about now.

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  • Beautiful pics everyone. They have really put a smile on my face. I'm signed off work at the moment with sciatica. It's absolute b****y agony! It took almost 10 minutes to get my socks on this morning. My elderly neighbour has loaned me a walking stick! I've been able to get into the garden, so the birds have kept me company. The blackbirds have built a new nest in the honeysuckle, well Mrs BB has built a nest. She's been using plastic bags, shoe laces and bits of string. She tried taking the string from the trellis in next door's garden but it was tied up. I got some string from indoors and cut it into one foot lengths and she took about ten pieces in total. She also cached some of the materials in the nearby ivy and collected them a few minutes later. A diversionary tactic maybe? I think this is the same pair that have been here for a few years as she runs across the patio to me when I fail to get mealies to her in time. Sorry to ramble on, this is a Robin thread! I'll start a BB thread later. That involves sitting down and I can't do that right now. This post is being created on my phone.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • Great photos everyone, keep them coming.
    @ Paul, really sorry to hear that you have painful sciatica - ouch :( Must be very restricting indeed but hope meds can bring some easing to the pain and that you are able to still look after your pidges. Wishing you a speedy recovery, meanwhile, I will try and get some more pics of the garden robins for you. But today I have to take Mike out later for afternoon tea as it's our 39th wedding anniversary ! no jokes about getting less time for murder LOL

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Thanks Hazel. The meds aren't working so I'm back to the GP tomorrow morning. My leg now has pins and needles and it's very difficult to walk. Mrs BB continues to use old bits of rubbish for her nest. Congrats on the anniversary

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • A few more pics from today for you Paul .....

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Where has that mealie gone, I know it is here somewhere, they almost speak to you Hazy, lovely to see.

    Bad luck MC, sciatica is known to be very painful, I hope you manage to get relief with painkillers that do the job as soon as you can. Keep feeding those BB's, I have only the odd one visiting now, very different to a few years ago when there were a good number around.

    Lot to learn

  • Wow, I know what sciatica feels like I have a few bad joints in my spine and it hurts :(

    AH Robin

    Alan Hide Robin.

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  • Sorry to hear that MC. Hope they can at least reduce the pain until you get better.

    Jim, I don't doubt some locals are already nesting but I still haven't actually seen one carrying moss, nor a wren and I always look as they make great photos. However, I have got a photo of a Treecreeper collecting spider webs. I'll post it later. PS: it's a good photo of Allen Hide Robin

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