Sunday, May 04, 2008

BRITISH ROBIN

Unlike a lot of my bird photos this is one I haven't had to save, it's just one that was very obliging and posed nicely for me. No he hasn't had a trip to the taxidermist, he really was that still.

I was going to just use Robin for the the title, but then I realised a lot of you wouldn't recognize ths bird. Having seen an American Robin on several of your posts, you can see the two birds differ greatly. The British Robin is easily identifiable by the red flash, therefore, not surprisingly they are also alternatively called Robin Redbrest. A common winter garden visitor with a beautiful birdsong, a British Robin.

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43 comments:

Marcos Santos said...

Really a beauty.
Congratulations!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Golly, the colors are stunning and it is amazing how perfectly still it remained. You must be very proud!

Lake Lady said...

A great catch, B...never easy! I spent much of yesterday trying to get good shots of an Eastern Bluebird.

Müge Tekil said...

What a beautiful bird! A great shot!

laxeylass said...

How did you get so close? Precious.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

He is fantastic! Sooooooooooo much character in such a small guy!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Mmm, I haven't seen a robin in ages. They usually come to the garden a lot in the winter.
Great pic
Ciao x

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Sharon said...

What a great catch. He is a pretty little bird, and thinks for the clarification!

Neal said...

Really beautiful!! It looks a lot different than the robin here.

Indrani said...

He is neatly framed,i mean in your lens. :)

Jules said...

That's a really nice picture. So how long did he sit there for you?

Tanya said...

How good of him to sit so still to have his picture made! Very nice shot of a cute little bird!

i beati said...

you have educated me - different from the robins I see and they have packed their suitcases and gone North ha sandy

Kelly said...

A beautiful photo! I can't believe he held so still! I never would have guessed the color would be so different from an American Robin.

Bibi said...

This bird is gorgeous, and a real ham to have posed for you! I hadn't realized there were two kinds of robins.

ratmammy said...

What a beautiful bird! Great photo!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: The English robin is very different. It almost looks like it has an orange breast as compared to our robins. Great picture.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Looks different than ours. Nice shot

Misty Dawn said...

That is an absolutely beautiful bird! How very kind of it to stand so still and post for you so you could take this great photo!

Jim said...

Nice picture of a pretty bird, His legs dont look strong enough to hold him up.

Sherry said...

Perfect photo. He sure does look different than the robins here. His coloring is beautiful.

Rambling Round said...

Cute little critter! He is cooperating so nicely.

Hyde DP said...

O my how clear this is - such perfect focus - I'm jealous now. I'm trying not to photograph my birdie visitors because by the time I reach for the camera I've missed the enjoyment.

PS - there's a typo in your title.

imac said...

Well captured.

I have 1 very much like that one, captured mine at Heligan Gardens in Cornwall. Mine stood still too.


Thanks for your kind comments on my Camera Critters.

Rosy said...

So totally differnt that is for sure in comparison to our Robin here in USA.

Very pretty with the spashing of yellow on it's breast.

I am enjoying your blog, lots of nice and wonderful photographs.

marley said...

Lovely photo. You sure its not stuffed?!

Dianne said...

what a perfect shot

he's a lovely bird

thanks for the info about him

Louis la Vache said...

Mme. la Vache loves birds, so this photo put a smile on her face! Thank you!

Anna said...

What a cute little guy! I didn't realize British robins and American robins were different. Thanks for the information.

DeeMom said...

What a wonderful capture, darling bird

Katney said...

I've recently learned that our robins are not the same. You learn a lot blog-hopping. It is very educational.

Willard said...

That is a stunning shot! Well done!

david mcmahon said...

We don't have robins here - so I'm intrigued to see your explanation of the colour of the flash.

I really enjoyed your photo (and the post) on the Men Not At Work ....

Teena said...

Wow! What a great shot!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Olivier said...

il est tout mignon, on a envie de le prendre dans ses mains. superbe portrait
it is cute, we want to take it in his hands. beautiful portrait

Rozella said...

Hi there, was just passing by. Don't you think that pictures of animals are probably the hardest to take? I'm not a pro, but I absolutely love fiddling with my camera.

raf said...

Lovely shot, Boo. I first realized how different our robins were from yours when watching that part in the movie, Winged Migration. Happy to know yours is quite the songbird too.

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Thiên said...

He's beautiful!

Craig Wilson said...

A nice little piece of Britain for me :) I dont think you get any Robins down here in Cape Town.

Great pose, you sure he's not stuffed? :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Are you sure that isn't a taxidermized (is there even such a word) robin? It looks like he has a huge stick up his a**.

Ashrunner said...

Your Robin looks somewhat smaller than the American Robin, about Sparrow size. But it is a beautiful bird.

ShutterSpy said...

It's a very ruffled looking robin! Looks like it's been doused with water! :-D

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