The robin is one of my favourite birds, it's bright red breast is a cheerful sight. Both male and female birds look alike, although the male is slightly larger, however in the breeding season the female is often as large as the male. The juvenile only gets it's red breast when it is 2-3 months old. Here are a few photos I took recently.
This is all for this week. I will be linking up to Saturdays Critters and The BIRD D ' pot to Eileen's and Anni's blog. Just click on the icon on the left side of my blog and it will take you there, where you will see wonderful birds, and creatures from many parts of the world, and you can even join in the party if you have some birds or other creatures to share.
Robins are great little birds. I love how they follow you when you are gardening. They also have a lovely spring song. The winter song always makes me feel a little sad!
Sweet little birds, so delicate looking.
What an exquisite robin! Love the agility of it.
That little robin is a gem. They're more petite than our bigger American robins and I like them much more! They have such sweet faces!
Beautiful pictures of the robin.
I think they are such cute little birds.
Your photos are very beautiful of the little robin. Yesterday I saw one of them here too, and I'm glad they are back again. I love to watch them from my kitchenwindow.
Have a nice weekend!
There is hardly a bird that is more endearing, Sonjia, and I can't think of one that has become so universal in its appeal, even in countries where it doesn't exist. It has become the eternal emblem of Christmas cards and even in tropical countries one sees cards with images of robins and snow. Here in North America, the bird called American Robin (very attractive too) is not a robin at all, but a thrush, a kissing cousin of your Blackbird (Turdus merula). Early European settlers, nostalgic for home, called the first bird they saw a robin and the name has survived. It's not likely to change now, but YOUR robin still reigns supreme! Hugs - David
these are so precious to see, their colors are wonderful. and right outside your window. our robins here are tall and skinny and not as cute as yours
I love Robin, it is my favourite.
Being the bird professional that you are, I am sure you know that our Robin is much different here than the one you showed today. However the one excellent thing here is that when we see the Robing here, it is a sure sign of Spring. I saw my first one earlier this week. YEAH, maybe Spring is coming. I sure hope so.
I have a robin who visits regularly. He is very cheeky and relatively tame.He does not fly away when I come into my garden.The weather remains drizzly and cold.Only managed 5 holes of golf yesterday but saw some pheasants.A 16 year old boy has won the RSPB first prize for his photo of a baby owl.He waited an hour before capturing the right shot. I expect that you do the same.
Great Robin shots..Your Robins are smaller and a lighter red than ours..The red on our Robins is dark and covers the entire breast..I think I heard some time ago that our Robins are not Robins...I need to check on that...Enjoy your weekend..
A very cute wee bird. Great photos of this beauty.
American Robins are a sure sign of Spring in the western USA, where we are originally from. They will still be there in summer when we go home. I love seeing them, but the European Robin is really so much prettier -- smaller, more delicate, with a deeper red color Lovely pictures~!
You just have to love a Robin, Sonjia, and your beautiful images make me think that you have a very special friend there?!
I notice that David, above, stated that the American Robin was a thrush, seemingly intimating that the European Robin was not a thrush, but my understanding is that it is, indeed, classed as a member of the turdidae.
Best wishes from a rather wet UK where we have, this year, officially had twice the usual rainfall that is average for March. Take god care - - - Richard
Such a pretty bird!
Your photos are stunning, Sonjia.
Hugs and blessings
Your Robin is adorable. I actually like your European Robin more than our American Robin. I would love to have this cute bird in my garden. Your photos are all beautiful. They show off the bird's pretty red breast. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.
Pretty Robin... Nice!!!
European robins are definitely charming little birds — so perky and cute compared to the American robin, which was assigned their name because it had a similar-colored breast. Otherwise, I say, there’s no comparison! Your photos are very cute… I love to take photos of them too, when I am in their territory.
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...it's interesting how different your robins are from ours. Robins here have been on the hunt for worms and they are a sure sign that spring is on the way. Have a special weekend, Sonjia.
You had some nice backgrounds for this colorful bird! Beautiful photos!
Nice pics of the robin. Such a cute bird.
Hello Sonia. You have a very friendly Robin. I think by now your Robins will be well into their nesting cycle? Our own are still in song but not far behind. Enjoy your Sunday morning.
In answer to Richard, above, the European Robin is in the family, Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae).
Es un pajarillo muy bonito, que suele anidar todos los años en el patio trasero de mi casa.
Gracias, por tan lindo reportaje.
They are such sweet birds and your pics are wonderful. The American Robins that we have are so large in comparison but are still a joy to have around the garden. They are back here from down south and that is a sure sign that spring is here.
Que precioso pajarito. Las fotografías son muy lindas, me encantaron. Un abrazo.
what a sweet, dainty, splendid little bird!! your pictures highlight the bird beautifully...it is different then our US version!!!
Beautiful colours. What a cutie.
The Robin gives me so much joy when I look out of my window. Always busy and showing off. You got some nice images.
Having had a discussion with David about the classification of the Robin, Sonjia, it seems that I am mistaken. Both my go-to reference works state that the European Robin is a member of the Turdidae family. However, it now appears that I need to get more up-to-date reference works! My sincere apologies to David who is, of course, totally correct in stating that it is a member of the Muscicapidae family.
Best wishes (to you and David) - - - Richard
You took wonderful photos of the robin... we also have one in the garden. I hope it finds a mate and builds a nest. In winter I grind oatmeal for the robin, the blackbird likes it too.
I wish you a happy Palm Sunday.
Greetings from Viola
I am always in awe of the European robin... they're prettier than ours here in America.
For taking time to share this post with us at IRBB, I want to thank you.
What a wonderful post this is.
The robin is also one of my favourite birds and it was a joy to see your lovely selection of photographs.
My good wishes for the new month of April.
All the best Jan
look very cute....
thank you for sharing beautiful photos
Dear Sonjia, I understand you so well - Robins are just heartwarming, adorable birds. Unfortunately they have become so rare in our region. I'm happy for you that you're getting such a cute visit. The photos are great and I find the one particularly funny where the wind blows in the bird's feathers - it looks like a proudly swollen chest 😁
All the best from Austria and a good first week of April!
Hugs, Traude 😘
gorgeous photos of the Robin. So nice to see. I actually spotted one this week jumping around in a fir. So I did not get a good look b
ut was happy anyway. :)
So enjoyed seeing your photos of this adorable little creature!
Happy Easter to you and yours
Robin is a sweet little bird.
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