I just wondered if anyone could help me please. My two resident Robins have not been in my garden for about 3 weeks (well my male has visited now and again for food but the female hasn't at all). Anyway today I had this little fellow it was in my garden around 6.30pm and it was here for a long time checking out every area of my garden and feeding from my ground feeder.
Could this be a fledgling of my resident Robins do you think? I think it looks young and was looking at it's feathers, they look fluffy. Please tell me I am right, I so want to be a Robin Nana haha
Thanks in Advance
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As Wendy says this an adult Robin albeit a very dishevelled looking one. Baby Robins are all speckled with no red breast as below.
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It might have just had a bath, but that doesn't explain why it only has one tail feather. It might be a first year Robin. The single tail feather seems pointed.
Here's how they look when they first leave the nest. Hopefully you will have some of these in your garden some time in April.
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
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