Sunday, 14 April 2013

Rotund Robin Redbreast

The Robin
Erithacus rubecula
 
The robin is common almost everywhere and strongly territorial for most of the year. I never tire of seeing this bright bird in and around my garden throughout the year, and as you can imagine have taken many photos.The robin measures 14cm, the brown back and wings with red or more accurately, rusty-orange face and breast, distinguish it from all other species.It's song is crystel clear, and is a melodious medley of high pitched trills and warbles.This one is perched on one of the numerous new seed boxes placed in the trees,pausing a while to warm up after getting wet in the rain.

58 comments:

Giga said...

To są moje ulubione ptaszki i dziekuję za jego cudowne zdjecie. Pozdrawiam.
These are my favorite birds, and thank you for the wonderful photo. Yours.

Bob Bushell said...

It's a charmer, with a red breast, you couldn't beat it.

marijke said...

What a brilliant photo Soniija. I love to hear and see this bird too.
Have a wonderful sunday.

Stiletto said...

Such a cute little bird. Who would ever imagine he was the culprit in the childhood ditty - "who killed cock robin?"

Rita Vaselli said...

Hello my dear Sonija! It 's SPRINGTIME,sunny lovely days at least...
I love this wonderful Robin picture,cute and tender!Warm hugs,Rita.

Adam said...

cute robin

ioan moldovan said...

Robin is a very nice birdie, a harbinger of spring!
Butterfly in previous post is amazing! Congratulations!
Many greetings!

TexWisGirl said...

i just love these beautiful pear-shaped birds of yours!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The robin is among my most favorite of birds...I love their beautiful song :)

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Fantastic picture, Sonjia. I love the Robin. His colour is so beautiful and he makes a shy impression, although his behaviour is far from that. Do I see a fly in his beak? Greetings, Joke

Nancy said...

So beautiful with his orange tummy...

Stuart Price said...

I miss robins...........oddly enough I had a dream about them last night.

Linda said...

Oh my! He really is "breathtaking!"

susan said...

a lovely photo, and such a pretty bird!!!!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:)They are definately one of my favourites.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
I don't think you can beat them Bob.It's always a thrill when I see them, and they make such pretty Christmas cards:))

Breathtaking said...

Marijke
Thank you Marijke:)Their song, and striking coloured breast is always such a cheerful experience, especially on dull winter days.

Today looks like it's going to be a lovely day.

Len said...

We have a pair who visit our feeder and a pair of chaffinches who I expect you see regularly too. The Robins are braver though.
LEN

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto
Cute, but aggressive when guarding his territory, however he's not the guilty party in the nursery rhyme:))

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Hello Rita:)So pleased you like this little robin picture. Yes, at last we are getting warm and sunny weather, and nature is responding in all it's glory. It's good to get outdoors again!
Warm hugs.

Breathtaking said...

Adam
It certainly is, and one of my favourite birds to see in the garden. Thank you for passing by Adam.

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
Thank you so much for your lovely comments:) Spring has arrived at last!

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
So glad you like our chubby and cheerful robins.
Have a great day.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist
It's definately one of mine also.
Have a nice day:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:)He does make a nice picture, and this one has some seeds in his beak.
Enjoy your day:)

ShySongbird said...

Hi Sonjia, A beautiful photo and wonderfully lit! They really are delightful little birds. There is usually one in my garden and I don't think I ever go on a walk without seeing and hearing them. It is our national bird and adorns most of our Christmas cards :-) sending warm hugs :-)

Jana said...

fantastic picture and what a perfect light, looks like the birdie is bathing in sunshine+food is also there:-))) happy sunny new week from sunny tulipland!

Juliana said...

very cute birdie)))

Have a great week!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

.. It is very beautiful Robin .. Good picture .. Thanks for sharing ..

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia, el pequeño petirrojo de tu foto me ha cautivado, es uno de mis pájaros favoritos. Tengo una acuarela de un petirrojo en mi blog, te invito a que lo veas (en Labels pulsa animals)
Un abrazo fuerte, Sonia.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Hi Nancy:)They are called red robins, but in reality they do have rusty orange breasts, and it's always this flash of colour which first catches my attention.

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
Hi Stuart:) Hope it was a nice dream!
Cheers.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
Thank you Linda:) They are photogenic little birds, Christmas card cuties:)

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue,they do make nice subjects to photograph.

Breathtaking said...

Len
Lucky you to have a pair of Chaffinches at your feeder, I would love to see them at mine, but they never appear in my garden.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongBird
Thank you Jan:)Although they are a common sight,like you, I love to see and hear them where ever I am. The contrast of their red breasts against the snow is so picturesque.
Warm hugs right back to you:)

Breathtaking said...

Jana
So nice to see you here Jana:) Thank you for your really nice comment. Now that the weather has improved it's good to get outdoors.
I exspect you will be on your travels again! I will visit you very soon. Enjoy your good weather.

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
It's photogenic qualities are a delight for the photographer.
Enjoy your week!

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Thank you Ana:)It always makes a nice picture with it's brightly coloured breast.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aquiar
Thank you Sonia:) It's photogenic qualities make it a favourite with photographers and artists alike.
I will be happy to see your painting, in fact I will go there right now.
Hugs

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Looking forward to your next post :)

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

Thankyou Keith:) Likewise! I know I'm a little tardy with my comments but I'll catch up soon.

Victor Aranda said...

Bonita fotografía.
Con la primavera recuperamos a estos pájaros bulliciosos que alegran nuestros jardines y nos permiten contemplar excelentes imágenes como la que tú nos ofreces.
Un abrazo

Breathtaking said...

Victor Aranda
When Spring is in the air, bird song fills the air,and love is in the air. Thank you for your lovely comment.
Un abrazo.

Mary Brown said...

Another great photo. The bird is beautiful. kisses

Nelson said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments.I like the Robin above all.

Stiletto said...

Oh! he was actually the poor victim! It was the fly I think (Disclaimer) I'm getting so muddle-headed! :(

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you Brown eyes:) I'm always pleased to see you here:)
Kisses.

Breathtaking said...

Nelson
Hello Nelson:)It's so nice to see you here.The robin seems to be a big favourite with everyone.
Have a good weekend:)

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto
You made me laugh!! To help you with your dilemma, it was the sparrow with his bow and arrow who killed cockrobin!!:)))

coco said...

the great nature can be ...

Breathtaking said...

Coco
Yes, it is wonderful. Thank you for passing by:)

Maria said...

I love the framing on this one and the dark background.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:)So pleased you passed by.

Julie Hargreaves said...

The robin is just beautiful

Breathtaking said...

Julie Hargreaves
Thank you Julie:) I don't think there is a nicer bird to photograph, they always look so
cute.

Ela said...

Such a lovely bird. I love this orange accents :)

Breathtaking said...

Ela
Yes indeed!:) It's one of my favourites. The orange breast is a cheerie sight any time of the year.

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