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Saturday, 19 August 2017

My Sunday Photo...Baby Robin

Sometimes when you least expect it... up pops a wonderful surprise.
Take yesterday for instance, whilst being a contortionist crouching under our curly hazel tree to pull up weeds, a little baby robin hopped right in front of me. 
I quickly went inside to get my camera thinking that it was probably going to be a waste of time.
The robin would have moved on, but he was still there when I returned.
He wasn't in the least bit bothered by me being so close to him.
He was obviously a very switched on robin as he watched whilst I pulled and dug he waited for some tasty treats to appear. 
He wasn't in the least bit timid...I'd go so far as to say he enjoyed watching me working.
Obviously, he's not street wise yet, with being so young and as you can see from his plumage, he hasn't got all of his red waistcoat feathers yet. 
He's still a little fluffy and dishevelled.
I also don't think he's found his voice yet either....but we'll be in for a treat when he does.
As you can see he was watching me closely.
Gorgeous isn't he? 
With him being this friendly I may well manage to feed him some treats from my hand. 
Now that would be something to share.

I'm linking up with My Sunday Photo over at Photalife
and Image-in-ing.blogspot.co.uk
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Have a great weekend and thanks for popping over to my place.

52 comments:

  1. Aw he is only just getting his adult feathers. He will be a beauty by Christmas.

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    1. I love him already Fiona and hope he stays in our garden. There's plenty of treats for sure!

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  2. Amazing picture Denise. Don't you love it when a photographic opportunity like this presents itself. Such fine, downy feathers. great shot. Hope you got the weeding completed! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thanks John, I never dreampt for one minute that once I went into the house to get my camera that he'd still be there on my return...and even more so when he stood so close watching me!

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  3. Ah bless it, it looks so fluffy

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. We have lots of fluffy young birds in and around our garden Darren. There are feeders in three different locations all year round here and our bird population has certainly risen.

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  4. Robins are a favourite. So cute.

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    1. They are one of my favourites too Emma. I missed our kind when I lived overseas. The Australian robin is much larger and doesn't have that gorgeous song.

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  5. Beautiful photo. Difficult enough to get a photo of a robin, let a lone a baby! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Hehe...thanks Martin. I was rather pleased but I just liked him sitting watching me work and diving in every now and then when he saw a tasty treat.

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  6. He was a gift for sure - he's adorable and amazing photos!
    Wren x

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    1. Aww thanks Wren. He was just a cutie and not in the least bit worried by my presents. I'm hoping he'll stay this way!

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  7. What great captures of a young robin #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thanks Jade, I was thrilled to be able to capture him.
      I hope we have many fun hours of gardening ahead of us.

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    1. Didn't he just Carol...I was thrilled, especially as I had to nip into the house to get my camera before I could take it.

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  9. I love when birds aren't bothered and let you up close and that's such an amazing photo. I want to take one like this one day!

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    1. Oh my, I'm so happy to read your comment. Thank you...I'm grinning like a Cheshire Cat now :D

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    1. He is cute isn't he? I just hope that he stays in our garden, along with the other baby and we can watch them mature.

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    1. I definitely think so Louise. Especially with staying so close to me whilst I worked.

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  12. if he is that friendly that young you can def keep trying to feed him. i know a few people who have managed it. they know where the easy food comes from lol

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    1. I really think that he might let me if he carries on watching me work. The weather hasn't been gardening weather but when it does improve (here's hoping) then I'll make sure I have some seeds and meal worm in my gardening jacket...plus my camera around my neck!

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    2. there was a blue tit who would sit on the mother in laws whirly while she hung the laundry. think he liked being spun around :p

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    3. Oh how cute...WEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  13. Adorable. They have to be my favourite bird! Such a lovely picture! #sundayphoto

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    1. They are certainly my favourite. I really missed them when I lived abroad... so will enjoy having them so close.

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  14. Lucky girl! He's adorable, I love when wildlife isn't afraid and let us commune with them.

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    1. We were certainly working as a team Jennifer...only I was doing most of the work! We need to definitely talk about our work life balance.

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  15. What a cutie pie! Good digging company. :)

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    1. He certainly was good company...I could just have done with him doing a little more of the work Rita.

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  16. Aww beautiful! I love watching Robins #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Me too and also listening to them too. I will enjoy watching these little cuties mature. I missed the robin when I lived overseas.

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  17. What a wonderful thing to happen Neesie. I can feel your delight. Seems like you've got a willing little weeding partner :D) xx
    Beautiful photo.

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    1. I certainly was delighted Sue...especially as I had to go into the house to get my camera too and he was still there waiting for me.
      I haven't been weeding since that day, but I'm hoping that he'll be reading to watch me again. Trouble is I could do with him helping a little too :D

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  18. Oh, what a cutie!
    Thanks so much for sharing this adorable photo. I always enjoy seeing what you've been shooting!
    https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/08/snuggles.html

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    1. Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment and compliment. I'm now smiling like a Cheshire Cat!

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    1. Thanks Birgitta, I was really pleased to capture this little cutie.

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    1. Yeah cute aren't they? We have a baby Bluetit that visits our kitchen window feeder and he's even fluffier!

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  21. Charming pictures. I'm so pleased the robin stayed around for you to take the picture. Of course "he" could be a lady!

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    1. Well I did wonder if he might well be a she? I'm not sure if there's a difference to us none robins? Obviously they must know ;D

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  22. Hi! This bird is very cute. Thanks for sharing.BTW, My wife and I went to London this May.http://minorusaito.blogspot.jp/2017/05/a-sightseeing-in-london.html

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    1. I hope you had a very pleasant trip and that the weather was kind to you.

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  23. I just love robins, and this robin looks so cute!
    Fantastic photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Robins are one of my favourites...but then when I think about each kind of bird...they are my favourites too. I adore the robins song and chirpyness mid winter when we need something to cheer us up.

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  24. Of course I have only told you 4,596 and a half times - I love everything you do!!! This baby is so sweet!!
    sandy xx

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  25. Fantastic capture they are always too quick for me #MySundayPhoto


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