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Rockin' robin.

Birdy song ..Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep Oh no now whats he singing ...



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Good shot BB, catching him/her singing.

31 Mar, 2009

 

I do hope it's not the birdie song.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Yes,it was cringe making wasnt it Toto ! Lol

31 Mar, 2009

 

must be my brother..hi

31 Mar, 2009

 

There's a very musical theme going on this week BB! But nothing nicer than the robin's song :-)

31 Mar, 2009

 

Hi Deida...he sent you a message on your pic !!
Agree Dawn..and so lovely to hear. You must be so delighted to have such a friendly and trusting one in your garden !

31 Mar, 2009

 

Good shot Bonkers...............

31 Mar, 2009

 

Yes BB, robin still gorgeous, very hungry in the morning, takes a meal worm or too from my hand as I walk to his territory! :-)

31 Mar, 2009

 

excellent shot

31 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks Eileen - that is so cool Dawn all the years I ve been gardening never had one in my hand but would sit on the fork for hours .. correction for a few seconds as was always using it ! Yeah right lol

31 Mar, 2009

 

You are funny BB! You've just endorsed how lucky I am to have this robin! But I dont get it ... I've not tamed him, he has found me:-) He's not shy at all. I initially thought he had never seen humans before so he was not frightened but now I wonder if someone else has tamed him and he's ended up here. Love him ...... I hold out my hand, he flies down, touches my hand without actually landing and get a meal worms and flies into the nearest bush or goes on the floor to eat it, quite amazing x

31 Mar, 2009

 

Perhaps Dawn think they do get bolder as need to feed young increases and certainly they ve learnt that gardeners will turn over soil for them .. more likely to get a blackbird in my hand as they swoop down and sit on the bench by the side of us .

31 Mar, 2009

 

Aint it funny though BB how you have the tame blackbirds and I have the robin. Your probably right though about him being hungry, because he's only been around since Christmas, hence the bad weather. We are lucky arent we! :-)

31 Mar, 2009

 

We certainly are Dawn...money could not buy that feeling as they swoop down at our hands to take the food..and welcome !

31 Mar, 2009

 

So lovely to share with you that feeling BB :-) I just feel blessed to experience their trust :-).

31 Mar, 2009

 

: ) : )............

31 Mar, 2009

 

Remember when we had all that snow and thick ice and were having to clear the ice and snow away a few times a day so the birds could get the food! Distant memory now.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Seems a lifetime away Dawn...but the birds are stil eating for England !Lol

31 Mar, 2009

 

I know .... they seem as hungry as ever, do you think they are stocking up ready for when they have their young? Need to get fat balls and nuts etc. etc.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Great pic BB.....he looks how we all feel right now!!

31 Mar, 2009

 

Dawn...yes,preparing for the big spring feed ! Lol...

Janey..too true !

31 Mar, 2009

 

I'll need to source live meal worms for when they have their young BB :-)

31 Mar, 2009

 

What a responsible job you have Dawn ! Lucky robins ! x

31 Mar, 2009

 

Do you remember when Jane brought some home in your lunchbox Ray, ha ha?

31 Mar, 2009

 

Yes Dawn...and I cant get a robin to land on me even if theyre in my lunchbox ! Lol..

31 Mar, 2009

 

Milky...he was singing so happily !

31 Mar, 2009

 

There's only one thing for it BB .... you come to mine with the live meal worms and feed my robin for yourself! He would love you.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Can you ask him to sing Mr Blue Sky ?

1 Apr, 2009

 

I get My mealworms from C J Wild Birdfoods. I order them online one day and they normally arrive the next day or the day after. Their website can be found at:-
http://www.birdfood.co.uk/products.php?area_id=2&group_id=8&nav_id=29&CJWSESSID=c4003fbb16b359dd4069ea9559463b7d

1 Apr, 2009

 

Thank you Dawn - you know you might just regret saying that ...lol

Aye Hywel gotta be better than the ones I mentioned !

Thanks for the info Toto...know they have a very good reputation ! You too will no doubt be needing plenty in the months to come !!

1 Apr, 2009

 

WOW, thanks Toto. That's brilliant, hadnt really thought about how I was going to purchase them - wonderful. MIght treat my little friend now!!!
BB: Just get on the A1M and keep going south, lol.

1 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Dawn - what do I do when I get to the end of it ? lol

Get ours from Wilkos at £2,50 a pot cheapest in our area .

1 Apr, 2009

 

Errrr, not sure BB where to get off, lol.
I was thinking of getting live meal worms for when they have their young - do you think the live ones would be more beneficial for the young or would the dried ones (soaked) be OK?

1 Apr, 2009

 

The live ones so expensive Dawn and seen other birds collect mouthfuls to feed their young so would recommend the dried variety.

Not that it means much as go so quick but the dry ones keep for so much longer..

1 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks BB for the advice. I'm a bit paranoid about this as I remember watching Spring Watch a couple of years ago and a poor robin was struggling to feed its young - cant remember if the young died or if the young and the parent died too :-( t .... if only they'd put live meal worms out they would have been OK, grrr, Quite sad .....

1 Apr, 2009

 

Sadly Dawn they do have a very high mortality rate - out in depths of winter fighting sometimes to the death over territory , their lifestyle not conducive to longevity . So any food would be appreciated and to have one come to your hand truly special ..

1 Apr, 2009

 

spetacular

5 Apr, 2009

 

I've never tried the dried mealworms Bonkers. I must admit that I find the live ones very expensive but am not sure whether the dried ones have the nourishment that the babies need. You've got me wondering now. I'll be alright for a little while as ordered more mealworms a couple of days ago but may try the dried ones next time or may get some now and mix them with the live ones.

6 Apr, 2009

 

I love the British Robin so much better than ours....their coloring is absolutely stunning...Thanks for the pictures of the robin next to the hand...helps me to picture their size

22 Apr, 2009

 

Oh, lovely shot of the bobby robin, the bird of my childhood. I just adore the European robins. wish we had them here. I'll send over some hummingbirds and you can send me some robin redbreasts :)

30 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks all.....Alandrapal...fair exchange no robbery..all have their own charm !

30 Apr, 2009



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