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Bird in hand 2


Bird in hand 2

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OMG BB thats fantastic, you Lucky Duck :))

13 Apr, 2009

 

How Fab Jane/Ray im so jealous of you 2&Dawn ,But so plez`d for u all as well :)

13 Apr, 2009

 

He is so close Jane, its amazing isnt it. Right Jacque, your turn now, if Jane and me can do it, so can you, lol. It is a wonderful feeling to gain their trust.

13 Apr, 2009

 

I've been trying with one of those that comes to my garden. It looks as though he wants to come for the mealworms on offer but he is still not sure.
Brilliant photo Bonkers.

13 Apr, 2009

 

O i do hope your Robin will have Faith in u soon Toto :)Then u can enjoy the Feeling along with Jane/Ray&Dawn :)

13 Apr, 2009

 

I hope so Jacque. He is getting a little braver.

13 Apr, 2009

 

This fella showed a lot of interest as I was digging and seemed so bold .
Almost sat on me waiting so Jane said put some mealworms on the bench so he came and ate them next to us .... Jane then got some real close ups of him totally unphased by camera.

She then sat and moved the mealworms closer till left in her hand and he doesnt sit and eat but this only done since Jane been off from school work so - find a bold robin first as Dawn knows they wont all do this , but doesnt take too long with the braver ones !

13 Apr, 2009

 

Jane here...the very best of luck Jacque and Toto....it is a really special feeling that no amount of money could buy ! : )

13 Apr, 2009

 

You lucky devils..................

13 Apr, 2009

 

Aye another woman getting a male to eat out of the palm of their hands ..lol

13 Apr, 2009

 

Great photo, nice team work guys :)

13 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Tg - think he must take the credit as quite keen to approach so didnt take long as so very bold . Dawn had a robin almost swoop on her as she went into the garden so some are much easier to persuade than others .

This is reassurance for those who ask why cant I get my robin to do this ?

13 Apr, 2009

Ams
Ams
 

You can treasure these little moments.

14 Apr, 2009

 

Treasure is the exact word for this Ams : )

14 Apr, 2009

 

I agree with BB - its the robin that finds you really - I've found his mate is very shy, she wont come anywhere close. Mine was like Jane's he just kept getting closer and closer and one day was by my hand as I fed him, a weird feeling - you sort of freeze. Regular feeding helps and of course the mealworms.

14 Apr, 2009

 

how wonderful

14 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Nstressful.
Dawn,on reflection mine is the female as her partner has been popping up next to her and feeding her immediately after me.He has a brighter bib too ! Will have to wait until they start nesting to find out,once the eggs are being incubated !

14 Apr, 2009

 

Well, Well .... so there are tame males and females, no pattern there then.

14 Apr, 2009

 

Jane here...Dawn we will just have to see. Just following my gut feeling here !

14 Apr, 2009

 

Well, you would think it would be the male feeding the female - time will tell ;-)

14 Apr, 2009

 

Wonderful Jane!!!
you're touched by the Robins spirit :o)

15 Apr, 2009

 

Don't know if you folks over there have the same adds on your pages as we do here in NA...but the add on this page in Canada is for Nixalite...a row of wire spikes so that birds will not lite on surfaces...I've seen them used at one of the grocery stores here in town...but I was a little offended...seeing your lovely heartwarming picture...and having that dangerous looking spiny thing advertised on the same page????? hmmm. How did that happen I wonder? almost forgot to congratulate you both! sorry for the digression... you must be special people...birds don't trust just anyone! lol.

15 Apr, 2009

 

Thank you Aleyna .. no Lori no ads like that here wouldnt like that and clearly someone somewhere thinks they shouldnt be encouraged ..shame

We dont need things like that , we just build modern houses that are so unappealing to birds then add open plan gardens with no boundaries or cover ..what is a garden without birds butterflies bees etc ? Ok Toto even the odd wasp has its place lol

15 Apr, 2009

 

Wonderful pictures......I agree Bonkersbon Everything in nature follows through....to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. Whether it's a large creature or a small one every one of them needs something to live off of and nature provides that if we let it.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Her nest is getting bigger, but not much and very slowly.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Where is it situated?

16 Apr, 2009

 

This is such a cute photo... robins are so trusting.

16 Apr, 2009

 

oh excellent photo BB

16 Apr, 2009

 

Great pic.
I read the thread to find out whose hand this is. LOL.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Sue and Eileen.: )
Thanks TT..will take that as a compliment ! All these years of gardening and my hands have stayed that delicate ! I dont think so ! Lol

16 Apr, 2009

 

The story starts with the robin showing lots of interest while BB is digging .. Congrats. on your wonderful hands.
...
Lol.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Exactly TT..who got the better deal ? LOL

16 Apr, 2009

 

:o)

16 Apr, 2009

 

Robins are such friendly little birds, always welcome in our garden, never been
as close as that, had a blackbird though sitting on a plant pot about 4 inches away from me today.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Absolutely wonderful.....what a great experience to add to the many you already have...

17 Apr, 2009

 

Lovely pic

17 Apr, 2009

 

She's in my shed Lindak.

17 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Dd and P the g welcome back to you Skippy !

17 Apr, 2009

 

I don't know about you Jane, but I would be feeling alittle bit like Snowwhite about now...lol. To have wild birds eating from my hand would make me feel like I was living in a fairytale...:-)

17 Apr, 2009

 

What a lovely compliment for Jane , Flower thank you ..she often compares me to the dwarves Grumpy , Sleepy , Dopey ..

18 Apr, 2009

 

LMAO......, you are crazy, you realize that don't you ?! Please don't change either !

19 Apr, 2009

 

Each time I try Jane just ups the medication..

19 Apr, 2009

 

:-) ....Smart Lady...lol

20 Apr, 2009

 

She ll be pleased she has your sympathy ... Someone once asked her what she saw in me she said .. space ! lol

20 Apr, 2009

 

Smart AND a good sense of humour! : - } !

20 Apr, 2009

 

: }

21 Apr, 2009

 

so lucky..

26 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Sanbaz yes he was so bold and inquisitive started to sit next to us on the bench - so really he probably trained us !

27 Apr, 2009

 

lol i guess so

27 Apr, 2009

 

Amazing, this is great ..... !!!!

8 May, 2009

 

Thankyou Louis.........

9 May, 2009

 

What a fantastic shot. Robins are so inquisative and they seem quite tame....and brave.

12 May, 2009

 

what a lovely picture I have a robin that loves when i'm digging but never as near as this! lucky you

19 May, 2009

 

Thanks Marydoll - the braver ones find you he started by following us round the garden whilst digging then spotted mealworms put out for him sat on the bench next to us then eventually hopped over for one.

His partner very much more timid but nice to see them sharing think it a she as assume he will feed her whilst hatching.

19 May, 2009

 

How I miss the north! Moved from NY to Florida 30 years ago. The beautfiul robins are here 3 days, twice a year. Once on their way south, and again on their way back north. But they bring back lovely memories for me.

16 Jul, 2009

 

NY ? thought you meant North Yorkshire and you were an ex Pat ,Pat lol

Travelled some years ago through upper New York State from Niagara Falls through Batavia so would have been close to or passed through East Ameherst ? Stayed at Indian Lake NY for a few days.

16 Jul, 2009



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