A Very Welcome Friend

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.

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