Tuesday 18 September 2012


A Juvenile Robin


JRandSue said...

Thank you Sonjia for your visit,I'm sorry for not droping by sooner,I do love looking at peoples Blogs,when theres the time.
Yours is one of my favourites,love your work.
Many thanks for your comments.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

How beautiful this juvenile .. think of nightingale?... Ciao

susan said...

very pretty!!

S. Etole said...

I've never seen a young blackbird. How pretty he is.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I have neglected your blog lately. And that is too bad, because you have also beautiful pictures on your blogs. Your young blackbird and the damselfly-blog are very good. Now I am here I read your profile at the same time and it was if it was mine. Almost exact the same story, but my first love was dancing. Due to a lasting sport injury I hardly can walk anymore and that together with the remaining problems of a broken back makes life not realy easy. But more than a year ago I rediscovered my old hobby photoghraphy again and it brought back happiness. It opened my eyes for all the beauty of nature and I also do not want to miss it anymore. Have a nice evening. Greetings, Joke

Bob Bushell said...

It's precious little Blackbird.

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, I think it is a Robin juvenile.

Breathtaking said...

Lovely to hear from you again, and thank you so much for your very nice comment.Getting round to see all the blogs we follow isn't always easy when there are so many other things that need our attention in the (real world):)

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Hi Ana
It's hard to tell some juveniles apart, and I'm not very good at
distinguishing one from another.
Especially between the juvenile robin, nightingale, and blackbird.
Thanks for your suggestion.I'll keep it in mind.
Cheers Ana.

Breathtaking said...

He is very pretty.He stayed around the garden for a couple of days, but I never saw the parents.He seemed so fragile to be on his own.
See you soon.:)

Breathtaking said...

S Etole
Yes, he's so cute, and looked so vulnerable.Thanks for stopping by:)

Breathtaking said...

Thank you for saying such nice things about my blog.:)I was so sorry to learn about your accident,
but also pleased that in photography, you found a new lease of life, just as I did.Thank you for sharing, and all the best.

Stuart Price said...

Not sure what it is, definitely some kind of thrush........looks a bit pale for a blackbird.........

Rohrerbot said...

WOW! Nicely captured. Such a beautiful bird.

Claudia said...

So cute! Excellent capture!

Have a lovely day.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Good morning Bob.Thank you so much for getting back to me. It could well be a Robin, as two separate pairs of Robins are around the garden.

Breathtaking said...

Thank you!! He is a sweet looking little bird, just peeking over his shoulder, before drinking.
See you.

Breathtaking said...

Stuarte Price
Nice of you to come Stuart. I also thought it was a bit too light in colour.I have looked at lots of photos,and considered the possibility that it could bethrush related, but wasn't sure.Thank you so much for your take on this.

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Claudia!! I think he's cute too.

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photographs, beautiful bird. I am greeting

Breathtaking said...


So nice of you to say so!!Thank you very much.:)

Ian x said...

I think it's a blackbird fledgling

I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.

Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird.1923 Wallace Stevens

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola :) Es una hermosa ave, se ve que aún es un polluelo. ¡Muy buena foto! Un abrazo. Sonia.

Diana said...

Beautiful picture and wonderful pose. Have a great day!

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Ian, I love the blackbird's unmistakable song. It's one of the delights of walking in the country.x

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar
Hola:)Yes you can see clearly that it's a darling fledgling.Thank you

Breathtaking said...

Diana Cooper
Thank you Diana!Have a nice day too.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Sonjia, I'm so pleased to know your name :-)

What a lovely photo but then your photos always are! You captured its inquisitive look beautifully! I actually looked at it yesterday...and looked...and looked...and was completely puzzled as I was positive I was looking at a young Robin. I though it looked too light colored and small and the wrong stance for a Blackbird but of course it's not always easy to tell in a photo and not being too sure what birds you have in Portugal I thought, coward that I am ;-) that I would wait and see what others said. I do think though it's definitely a Robin and very pretty it is too :-)

Warmest good wishes Jan.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Jan
Cowardly, no not at all,prudent perhaps!!I did consider the possibility that it could be a robin,but thought it looked a bit big, and now wish I had waited a little longer before posting. Everyone's been so helpful and I appreciate it very much.
Thank you so much Jan,I bow to your superior knowledge,and will change the caption this evening.
Warmest regards.

Jerry said...

Such an endearing image. I thought that young Robin looked slightly daunted by the world about him.

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Jerry!I thought it was endearing too.The world can look a scary place for one so young.

Martha Z said...

He is so pretty. I assume he is a European robin. From the pictures I've seen on blogs I know they are quite different from the birds we call robins in the States.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Martha
Yes its a European Robin, although there was some discrepancy about the identity of this bird, I've eventually decided with the help of
fellow bloggers that it is indeed
a sweet little Robin.
Thanks for passing by Martha.

ioan moldovan said...

Beautiful little bird! She looked directly into the lens :)
Many greetings!

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweetie. (sorry i'm late to view - google reader just delivered about 50 posts to my list that i hadn't been getting previously.)

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldavan

Hello Ioan
It was a magic moment for me to
capture this sweet little Robin.

Breathtaking said...

It's nice to know you're OK.I was beginning to think you were unwell.
Warmest regards.

Giga said...

Wspaniały tytuł do ślicznego zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Great title for the lovely pictures. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!! Nice to see you.Hope you enjoyed your holiday.So glad you appreciate the title, it seemed appropriate as he was very wary.
Thank you so much.See you soon.

Isa said...

Je découvre cet oiseau que nous ne connaissons pas ici !!! salutations

Breathtaking said...

We are always learning, and discovering new species, in Blog land.
Have a nice Sunday.

Janie said...

Really a juvenille robin? I have never seen a young robin. Just all the big adults all over the greens around us. Thanks for visting my blog, and sharing your photos.

Breathtaking said...

Having first thought it was a young
blackbird,I eventually concluded with help from fellow bloggers that
it was indeed a juvenile robin.
Thank you for passing by.:)

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