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Sometimes, despite your best preening efforts ...

... the wild weather will ruffle your feathers !

This robin is a delight ...

... has helped all summer with my garden tasks.



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Is this a new fledgling?

10 Aug, 2014

 

As far as I can tell, this is an adult growing new plumage, after a heavy moult caused by parental duties back in the springtime.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Aww, poor little chap, he does look bedraggled :)

10 Aug, 2014

 

Well captured TT

10 Aug, 2014

 

Brilliant capture Terra! You could enter this in the Countryfile competition, it's gorgeous!

10 Aug, 2014

 

that's gone straight into my favourites! wonderful pic, well captured indeed. Hope the moult doesn't last very long.

10 Aug, 2014

 

And I have nominated you for Bird Photos TT

10 Aug, 2014

 

I've also put it into my favorites ;)

10 Aug, 2014

 

my word how adorable :-) lovely image TT.

10 Aug, 2014

 

What a lovely photo,Terra..a special little companion :o) x

10 Aug, 2014

 

Super shot TT aw bless your wee Robin I bet he sings just as sweetly ruffled or not :o)

10 Aug, 2014

 

Oh so sweet! One of my favourite garden birds too :))

11 Aug, 2014

 

mine too, Pam, but not seen any round here yet. maybe I've just not been looking hard enough in the riht places! to see a robin at all would be a birthday present - to see one as clearly as thies ...

@ TT, how close were you for this pic?

11 Aug, 2014

 

Stunning photo, TT, he looks like he's posing for you and I know just how he feels, having been blown about by very windy weather these last couple of days :)

11 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely pic TT x

11 Aug, 2014

 

Great picture TT. Lots of the birds in my garden are moulting at the moment, I keep finding discarded feathers.

11 Aug, 2014

 

Gosh looks to have been out in the wind and rain!
is it the one who sings so sweetly do you think

11 Aug, 2014

 

His feathers look fashionably ruffled and a quizzical expression on his face. Lovely photo of a rumpled robin.

11 Aug, 2014

 

Has he just had his bath?? :))

11 Aug, 2014

 

I have noticed in the past few days that there is a baby robin flitting about at the end of our garden & he always appears when I go up there. He seems quite tame but I haven't been feeding him as I did another robin family a couple of years ago. I wonder if he is from the same family stock & word has filtered down to him on the Robin grapevine that I am an easy touch!! I don't want to encourage this one too much though because now we have the cat 'Willow' I wouldn't want her to catch him!!
I did put a handful of porridge oats near where he appears though - hope he enjoys that & hope that Willow won't see him!

12 Aug, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Hes so cute well caught a lovely photo TT :o)) a definite favorite ...

12 Aug, 2014

 

It's a lovely photo. I too thought he'd just had a bath, tho' I think it's an end of season moult. I don't have robins in my garden ever since my cat killed the one that was always there, so I think word must have got around the robin family that it's not a safe place. Have other birds tho'
but they keep up off the ground.

13 Aug, 2014

 

My favourite visiting cat Spooky was lurking under the feeders gazing at 2 gold finches feeding about 3 feet above her head. After all the mayhem in the garden of bird killing this year=2 newly fledged blackbirds beheaded by magpies, a newly fledged pigeon by a cat. Then a sickly, lame baby woodpecker fell out of a tree, dead. I used my new long syringe like squirter to gently hint to Spooky to move on. She flew like the wind along the back fences.

13 Aug, 2014

 

Love it!! Sadly our robins left a couple of months ago after I grabbed one in a clump of ivy having accidentally destroyed their clandestine nest.....

13 Aug, 2014

 

What a delightful capture TT a great Chr......!! card material!!

14 Aug, 2014

 

A really lovely photo Terra ! How are you ? Just thought I would have a quick look at goy as I haven't been on here for a while as its been too nice to be indoors ! Putting it as "favourite" too ! Take care xx

15 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks for the lovely comments ..
my robin friend is an absolute joy, sharing my gardening, and singing during winter months ...
... cats avoid my garden ... I guess because they know there are dogs in residence !

I'm trying to recover after the electrical storms ...
my recent blog explains ...
loss of internet and phones ..
Getting things sorted one step at a time ! xxx

16 Aug, 2014

 

The robins are back! We saw a robin in the garden for the first time since the beginning of the summer. Lovely photo TT and I hope everything is working again.......

23 Aug, 2014

 

Oh I love little robins

28 Sep, 2014

 

Aaaaaw great picture :-) , just reminded me of a robin print we bought at Harrogate Autumn Show by a young artist who had some wonderful animal pictures painted in her own very distinct style :-)

28 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks Linda, Jackie and Kathy ...
now that the days are shorter, the robin is doing more singing up in the tall trees ...

29 Sep, 2014

 

Don't know how I missed this Tt?? It really is a great photo, I agree with Karen, you could've entered it in the Countryfile calendar competition, I'm sure it would've got in.......don't forget next year.....X

24 Nov, 2014

 

Thanks Janey..
somehow I think this 'bad hair day' robin looks even more cute than those with well-preened feathers ... Lol. x

24 Nov, 2014

 

Just love it, TT......feel you could cuddle him or her!!!!

5 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you Julia ..
I was lucky to get this picture :o) x

5 Dec, 2014



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