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Young Robin

Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by wind1, Sep 19, 2016.


  1. wind1

    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Have just come across this photo I took recently. We were at a National Trust property having a cup of tea and cake when this young robin came to join us.

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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I wonder why Robins seem to trust humans more than the average bird. Lets face it, nearly all birds could use us like they do :)
     
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  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I know they always say that the reason robins follow us about looking for worms when we are gardening, is that they have always followed wild boar about when they are rooting around in woodland. So in other words, we are just perceived as some strange kind of wild boar.
    However I think there's more to it then that, robins do seem more attracted to humans then the average bird. I wonder if they are a bit more intelligent then the average small bird and have somehow worked out that humans respond well to a friendly bird and will often find food for them?
     
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    Lovely photo.

    We've finally got a resident Robin back on my bird table. Not seen one for a while.

    @Siskin Interesting thought. Do you think they could be that intelligent? They do seem to be waiting for something when they see you rather than just checking what you may have unearthed.
     
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  5. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    They do don't they, often hear stories of robins tapping on windows to get people to bring some food.
    Years ago we used to live in North yorkshire and one year we had a lot of snow and ice which lasted for ages. We lived out in the dales in a small village and were more or less cut off for a week. I was taking the dog out one morning and as we walked along this tree lined path a blue tit kept flying at my face. I kept on walking and the bird followed me and when I paused it flew at my face again. Didn't touch me, just kept flitting about in front of my face as if trying to get my attention. I went back and got some food as I figured it could be hungry as everything was snow bound and frozen solid. The blue tit just pounced on the food, closely followed by a number of other birds.
    Never had anything like that happen again.
     
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  6. MilleD

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    Brilliant :)
     
  7. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Do you wear glasses?
     
  8. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I do now, didn't then. Why do you ask?
     
  9. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Blue tits are known for attacking their own reflection.

    This one attacked itself in car mirrors and windows.
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    Poor little thing was at it all the time because it was a place where there was virtually always a car parked
     
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  10. Muttly

    Muttly Fluffy Mutts Rule!

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    Beautiful close up OP!

    We had a Robin in our garden yesterday lunch time, I have never seen one here! It's great to know they are about :)
     
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    I cheated and cropped the original photo!
     
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    Not cropped, he/she really was that close, I nearly had the camera up his/her nose.:D P1020820(1).JPG
     
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