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Could These Be A PAIR ??????????????????????????

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By Jacque

Norfolk UK, United Kingdom Gb

I Just been hanging washing outside & saw My Robin as always Singing its little Heart out2me :) Then i saw another 1 eating on the Apple Tree Feeder which is just below where My Robin Sings ? I didnt think Robins Liked Sharing ? Are these a Pair? :)




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Sounds very romantic, but I haven't got much knowledge about birds. Why don't you just ask your little Robin?lol.

6 Dec, 2008

 

Wouldnt it be fab Marguerite if we could just ask :) Think il Light A Candle on the Feeder this eve for their Dusk Meal :) lol

6 Dec, 2008

 

The Robin guards his own territory and in Winter the femail has her own territory only when the cold is so severe finding food is the most important and they will intrude on another Robins territory for this reason.. About Mid-Winter the female goes mate hunting she does the choosing they say. The male sings from his position she sneeks into the undergrowth and if she is tolerated for a few weeks she gradually joins him and if he accepts her then bobs your uncle!!!!

6 Dec, 2008

 

O Wow ! I wonder if this is what this Little Robin Is Doing then Telme8? Iv only spotted it 2day, Theres 2 Bird Boxes in My Laural Tree where the 2 keep Hopping in2 from the Feeder? :D

6 Dec, 2008

 

Interesting question and interesting answer from Telme8. Of course males and females are identical so you wont know if you have 2 males or 2 females or one of each. In winter each robin , male and female, normally has its own territory . A territory will vary in size and shape depending on how poor or how good the food supply is. And a territory is flexible and will change over time. Telme8 suggests that they are coming for the same food supply because one is short of food. The thought crossed my mind that territory is less important to these two robins at the moment because there is abundant food in the area, supplied by yourself and your neighbours so the importance of territory has been suspended ( so to speak) for the time being. Once breeding enters the scene, will thing change.
As I say to my cat sometimes.....if only you could speak and tell us what's in your mind

6 Dec, 2008

 

you have a pare robins are horribly territoreal and regulerly fight to the death.males life span is only a seasen.after all when did you see 10 robins in your garden at once.i hope ive helped bye for now www.noseypotter.com

6 Dec, 2008

 

even with loads of food

6 Dec, 2008

 

All the books do go on about how territorial robins are, although less so out of breeding season, but not wanting to contradict anyone, only speaking about my garden, at the moment I have five robins sharing the food I put out. This is not unusual for my garden. I do live in the country though and I feed every day of the year, getting a wonderful assortment of birds, sometimes including a sparrow hawk who drops by to take advantage of all the little birds that are feeding.

6 Dec, 2008

 

I think it most likely they will be two Males fighting for territory. Once a pair have teamed up you will see the Male occasioally feed the Femail. If you get some Grubs (Gentles) as used and sold to Fishermen and put them out, there will be several Robins . We did this and had them feed from our fingers,Mark you that was Summer time and I expect they were part of a Family.

6 Dec, 2008

 

your feeder is possibly in the middle of a few territories.your right its because of the glut of food.there probably 3 subadults and there parents

7 Dec, 2008

 

Seen My 2 Robins eatting2gether this Morning Members :) They were both on the Apple Tree Bird Table sharing the Robin Mix itd put out 4 them :)They seem2get along Fine?No Fitting ect :) Are`nt i lucky :)

11 Dec, 2008

 

its a pare then good luck

11 Dec, 2008

 

OMG do u really think so NP :)

11 Dec, 2008

 

i know so
they are not flocking bird
theres only one good reasen for 2 robins to keep being close to each other
you should look robins up on google or something

11 Dec, 2008

 

Thanx NP il do that Now XXX

11 Dec, 2008

 

be interesting to know

11 Dec, 2008

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