Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 329 - European Robin

One of the (many) small delights of being back in the UK for a while was seeing a whole range of common birds that I would have once taken for granted, but now rather miss.

Not the least of these is the (European) Robin (Erithacus rubecula).  I would have never included 'European' in its name when I lived in the UK - it was simply a Robin.  And, if the truth be told, thats how I still think of them.

This bird was perched out in the open, on the dead stems of some Cow Parsley,  at Ham Walls RSPB reserve in Somerset.  It was like meeting an old friend.





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19 comments:

photodoug said...

Stewart, good capture of the European Robin. Thanks for sharing.

Rhodesia said...

Excellent. I see 'ours' has returned. We never see it all summer but as soon as it gets cold it is back in the garden looking for grub 😉 Have a good week, Diane

Phil Slade said...

Hi Stewart. You may have all those exotic things like parrots and kookaburras but a good old Robin does take some beating. Thanks for the link-up Stewart.

Marie Smith said...

Such different colouration than robins in eastern Canada.

This N That said...

They really don't look anything like the American Robbins. Same coloring, different distribution and the bird look smaller. Good pictures. Happy Wednesday/Tuesday ;)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Surely one of the most delightful, and most photographed birds in the world. What would the Christmas card industry do without robins.

Sharon Wagner said...

He's a cute little guy. Very different than our robins in the states.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've seen ONE robin in Florida. One. I wonder if he was lost.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...well, I would venture to suggest that just Robin will suffice because it was 'the original'. Other robins of the world were only named on discovery by (mainly Brit but certainly Euro) explorers who knew only this fellow to begin with! I know. Pedantic. I have my moments! YAM xx

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
I have the same sensation towards the Robin: it is like seeing a friend who spends winter holidays in Italy and comes to meet me in Finland in the heat of summer.
Your shots are great!

Lea said...

Beautiful little bird!

Dave said...

It's good to see a REAL robin!

Linda said...

Cute! It's quite different from the American Robin.

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

A little bird that we all find in our gardens here and of course at the feeders!
He's too cute :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Although it is quite different than our Robin, this bird has such beautiful markings, Stewart!!...:)JP

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is my first time here. A gardening blog friend told me I should share the post I made about a bird we had this week.
I hope to see the Robin of your home land at some time. They are the prettiest little birds. You take fabulous photos.

Emma said...

Super cute! And adorable photos!

Lady Fi said...

So pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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