Thanks to this little Robin who suddenly appeared and flew across my path to land in a tree nearby. I had gone for a walk in search of toadstools, but the ground is bone dry, almost like in the middle of summer, and although not completely fruitless, there were not many of them about. But… Read More You Made My Day Today!
Photograph of Robin (Erithacus rubecula), taken December 2016, local canal, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.
On this Christmas Eve I was fortunate enough to be treated to this lovely little chappies bird song from a tree at the bottom of my garden. It certainly was music to my ears. Photographs of Robin (Erithacus rubecula), taken December 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon… Read More Singing His Little Heart Out
This afternoon the Robin has returned to my garden. He sat in a bush at the bottom and sang a little tune before flying off. Photographs of Robin (Erithacus rubecula) taken November 2016, front garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.
Art thou the bird whom Man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English Robin; The bird that comes about our doors When autumn winds are sobbing? Verse from the poem “The Redbreast Chasing the Butterfly” written by William Wordsworth in 1802. Robins have to be one of my favourite birds,… Read More More of Super Robin
I was sitting in my garden earlier having some lunch, and I suddenly heard such sweet bird song coming from a nearby tree. It was very breezy, and amidst the cacophony of rustling leaves I managed to pinpoint the source of this delightful singing. And there, perched on a tree limb, was this most beautiful… Read More Super Robin!
Erithacus rubecula I find Robins always appear to be as curious about us as we are about them. They are probably one of the easiest birds to identify with its distinctive bright red breast. The juveniles lack the distinctive red breast to begin with, but they have streaked upper and underparts with crescent markings. They… Read More Robin