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I finished painting the new trellises with Cuprinol and we put them onto the top of the new composite fence along the side of the bungalow. I also took off the old trellis behind the compost bin and re treated it.
Then I emptied some of the compost from the bottom of my bin.
That is a trigger for the Robins to come begging for worms.
The little boy next door asked why I had a pet Robin. I explained that it came close everytime I dug in the ground and was wild, but liked my worms, and was waiting for me to uncover the bin for a meal.

Robins are terratorial, but after reseating the bin panels and turning over the top, all 3 turned up. Oblivious to me the squabbling started on the exposed compost. It’s a wonder I didn’t skewer one of them with my garden fork while turning over the compost.

The 3rd one has a paler breast and is more wary of the others, but was soon into an area not re-covered properly.
Not in the least bothered by me.

The next job now the side trellises are in place is to tie onto them the dormant Loganberries. The leaf buds are just showing.

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we used to call this type of interest Cupboard love. it is good to see the Robins though, such charismatic birds and very loud singers.

27 Jan, 2022

 

Lucky you to have such helpers.

27 Jan, 2022

 

You've been pretty busy, Sue. Lovely pics of the trio of robins too! So nice to see them and take in their antics!

27 Jan, 2022

 

The compost bin was so full, it was starting to tilt outwards but I didnt want to start messing about with it till the fence was replace.
I talk to my little feathered friends, am I showing my age?

27 Jan, 2022

 

Only if, like me, you think they talk back to you!

27 Jan, 2022

 

Not at all an age thing, my girls speak to Mrs D: a female blackie with a deformed wing. She is 5 now and every day I see her I am over the moon she is still with us.

I chat to them too.

27 Jan, 2022

 

Nice to see the robins :) and also that you are getting things done.

27 Jan, 2022

 

So nice that you have three robins! I hope the odd one will find a mate in time!
Chat to them? Of course you do! I usually say "Hello robin" but not normally much more than that...
They are amazing little birds aren't they? You only have to be out there with a fork for a few minutes and there one is, right on cue!

27 Jan, 2022

 

So pleased I' m conversing with like minded 'biddies', (Hywel excluded). I adore my Robins. Might be able to get the bold one to eat a worm from my hand, if only I took the time to stay still for 5 minuites! The Blackbirds however, I have to cover my seed plant pots with netting as they root out 1/2 the soil, seeds/seedlings included, but maybe that's why I never find any vine weevil lavae in outdoor pots.

28 Jan, 2022

 

You are so lucky Siris as we hardly ever see he robin!

28 Jan, 2022

 

We have two very tame male and female robins….. they will take the mealworms from our hands…. Luckily the head gardener deals with the compost!! Your certainly getting all the horrible jobs out of the way…

28 Jan, 2022

 

Dd, I actually quite enjoy turning my compost.

29 Jan, 2022

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