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  • Forum Thread: 4 days in Rutland

    Hi folks, as most of you know Mike and I went to Birdfair in Rutland and although we visited each day and saw a couple of talks; one on Eastern Australian birds/reptiles and part of the Rutland Osprey lecture (which overlapped the first talk) I spent most of my time there watching the BTO ringing demonstrations...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Visits to Leighton Moss

    Oh absolutely Pete. Mind you, I find the thermals etc are needed most of the winter, try sitting immobile for 4-5 hours at a time anywhere and you get frozen. I forgot to mention that for insect lovers the place is packed with dragonflies etc this time of the year - but since I sold my macro lens I...
  • Forum Thread: The New Prince of The Garden

    This morning, at about 6-45, I saw a juvenile Robin in the garden, just as I was preparing to leave for work (most unusual for me to work Sundays, but there you go). I went to the front room to collect the camera, but when I returned, the Robin had gone. The garden was full of Ferals, about thirty of...
  • Media: 'Friendly' robin

    The 'friendly' Middleton Lakes robin is looking a bit worse for wear going through the moult! It's still coming down for tasty meal worms and sunflower hearts, despite appearances!
  • Forum Reply: RE: Three More Educational Videos (of Robins)

    HTR was once again in the garden today and bathed several times. His moult continues and his flight is noticeably less steady now that his wing feathers are fewer in number. At least he doesn't have to fly too far for his amenities! Looking thoughtful Only a couple of tail feathers left and...
  • Forum Thread: Three More Educational Videos (of Robins)

    Last Monday I posted three videos showing the strange and interesting interactions between HTR and one of his offspring. This youngster is slightly older than the other two that HTR was still feeding and HTR had reached the point where he would no longer feed it. The first three videos are here: http...
  • Forum Thread: New red coat for winter

    Seems we have robins at various stages of moult but noticed this very smart one the other day with a pristine new winter coat ....... Who's a pretty boy ...........or girl ? !! I think this maybe lady Ruby Robin ................. she's in last pic too !! love the neat hairline lol ...
  • Forum Thread: HTR & Family (Slideshow, Edited & Lengthened)

    Some photos of the family taken over four days.
  • Forum Thread: Missing! One Tail...

    Nothing out of the ordinary here (or so it seems) However... a certain someone has started his moult. As you might expect, OCMcG has been hiding away in the bushes while this has been going on, but I managed to lure him out briefly with some mealies. I've left a dish of water for him too.
  • Forum Thread: Big Breakfast - Robin Style

    Last week, Little HTR (aka Chalet Robin), provided me with more photo ops than I care to recall. One of them involved a huge earthworm which he somehow managed to either pull out of the ground or more likely, from beneath a container. Here are a few pics of him as he tries to work out how to deal with...
  • Forum Thread: Three Educational Videos (of Robins)

    Last Thursday was a 'Perfect Storm' day as regards my Robins. Every time I looked, something else was happening. It all started with HTR and Little HTR. I believe this youngster to be from a different brood to the other two juveniles, thus confirming my suspicion that HTR has sired two broods...
  • Forum Thread: Two Little HTR's (Video)

    Here's a short clip filmed last Thursday. It features two of HTR's offspring.
  • Forum Thread: Flower power and feather power

    Gloomy morning with rain but took a few pics late yesterday and in-between showers today. First, flower power and it seems all the crocosmia flowers are out in bloom along with Astilbe, Erysimum and the hanging baskets which have had to be taken down temporarily whilst the outside paintwork is finished...
  • Forum Thread: Little HTR (aka Chalet Robin) Hand Feeding

    Little HTR spent the day in the Chalet, with brief excursions around the garden to sunbathe or chase flying ants, so I have renamed him/her Chalet Robin (CR). Today CR took a wax worm from my hand on three different occasions. The second time he landed briefly and on the other two occasions the wax worm...
  • Forum Thread: Sunning session !

    Finally this afternoon the birds (and us ! ) were able to enjoy a spot of warm sunshine and I was lucky to have the camera with me - no surprise there lol First up, a lucky chance really as often birds choose a quiet out of view to "sun" if you want to know more about the essential sunning...
  • Forum Thread: Strange Robin call

    Hi all I'm pretty well versed in bird song of most of our garden and woodland species, but for the last week or I've been hearing an odd bird call that I couldn't place. It sounds like the most pitiful one-note whistle with a slight downward tone at the end and for the life of me I couldn't...
  • Forum Thread: More Little HTR's

    Although it is a rarity, there have been recorded cases of Male Robins siring two broods with separate females. Though I have no defintive proof, I strongly suspect that this is the case with HTR. He has clearly produced a brood with Mrs BR (HTR) and possibly a second with a different female. He has...
  • Forum Thread: Little HTR Returns

    Just after 6am today, Little HTR I returned to the garden and tried the various water dishes. I was about to leave for work so I had to make do with photographs taken through the patio doors. No apologies for the number of photos. I'm too thrilled by the presence of juvenile Robins in my garden!...
  • Forum Thread: Two More Birds In The Garden Tonight...

    Yesterday I lost a Spadger. Today I gained two young Robins. To be precise, two of HTR's offspring have found the garden. Although I didn't witness the act of feeding, HTR was only gone for about twenty seconds between some of his collections, without leaving the garden and on other occasions...
  • Forum Thread: Monday Morning Birds

    I have a week off work and in between clearing out an upstairs room and generally doing other housework, I have taken the occasional photo of the birds as they entertain me in the garden. Earlier in the morning Mrs HTR perched herself in the kitchen and made squeaking noises until I came downstairs and...
  • Forum Thread: Breakfast With The HTRs

    They now have their own high rise restaurant with a view!
  • Forum Thread: More Kitchen Antics With The HTR's June 17th 2016 + Update June 18th

    The HTR's have been collecting mealies and wax worms over the past few days. Occasionally they are in the garden or even the kitchen at the same time. Each of them collects four or even five wax worms at a time. Their youngsters are very well fed. This afternoon they collected more frequently than...
  • Forum Thread: Amazing Journey By Robin Nestlings

    Take a look at this story http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-06-08/baby-robins-make-unplanned-192-mile-trip-to-glastonbury/
  • Blog Post: End of May 2016 - more like 'flaming June'.

    26th May. Overcast day with slight drizzle after lunch. Did not inhibit the birds however. Tawny Owl seen flying and lots of young birds about. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS. Visitor - Oystercatcher in front of the hide. Stonechat (3 or more) by the farm and off the boardwalk. NVH - Snipe chipping in...
  • Forum Thread: Emotional Rescue... Sad Update 15-06-16

    No, not the 1980 Rolling Stones album, but the rescue of a Baby Robin. Again it was one of those 'fate led me here' moments, with many parts leading to it. My workplace has several buildings in different locations around Kingston. For the past week I have been working at one that I have previously...