Rockin’ Robin

Robin Erithacus rubecula

Robin Erithacus rubecula

Robin Erithacus rubecula

Robin Erithacus rubecula

Out on an early morning walk through the woods this morning I made a beautiful encounter with this little Robin which was on the path before me. He flew up into a tree nearby and allowed me to take a few shots with my Sigma 105mm macro lens before flying off.

May 2018, local wood, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman

 

The Robin Always Braves The Rain

Robin Erithacus rubecula

I spotted this little Robin when I peered out my window this morning as the rain fell from darkened skies. Because of the low light, distance and because I took the shot through the windowpane, I did not think it would turn out very well. Even when viewed on the PC I thought there was too much noise in the image, but I saw that perhaps it almost made the photograph look like a painting, and that there was something a little different about it that made me think twice before dismissing it. In the end, after a little deliberation,  I decided to post it.

January 2018, front garden, Staffordshire, England.

You Made My Day Today!

Robin Erithacus rubecula

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 on the last return leg of my walk this little darling bird appeared, and surely made my day 🙂

Shot with my macro lens, that is how close he or she was.

October 2017, local wood, Staffordshire, England.

Little Robin

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

Our little Robin friend here was tempted by what my feeder (which is just out of shot) might offer him.

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

Whilst at the same time keeping a close eye on me.

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

But the feeder was a lot more interesting than me. You got some on the end of your beak there …

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

Photographs of juvenile Robin, taken in September 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.

Little Tiny Robin

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

This is a little juvenile who has been paying me a visit for the past few days. He or she appears very inquisitve, and it has often flew near me when I have been out in the garden. Here it has landed nearby on a garden chair.

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) juvenile

Photographs of Robin, taken in September 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.