Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Robins................................................................. Shakerley Mere in Cheshire

My visit to Shakerley Mere on Saturday produce loads of images... I have already shared some of the birds I saw.... Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits and Nuthatches.
(scroll down to see the two posts after my "One Way" post below to view them)

One species was always present during my visit... the Robin.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)..

They were posing on all the perches available..
Fence posts.

 The barrier at the car park.

 A sculptured bench carved from a fallen tree. 

  ....this little fella joined him on the bench.

and even at my feet.
I have to apologize to the Robins... my favourite little bird on this occasion...

 ...had to be the Long-tailed Tits.

Beautiful little birds to watch.... scroll down three posts.
It was pleasant afternoon.... roll on next weekend.

To see more wonderful birds from all over the planet click on the image below to see:
World Bird Wednesday LXV

44 comments:

Gary said...

Love your robins!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

heyBJK said...

I just love those robins! They're very different looking than our robin. Beautiful shots, Andrew!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful little birds today. Really love the European Robin. The Long tailed Tits are one of my favorite even though we don't have them here in Canada.

Carole M. said...

beautiful each photograph; little treasures.

Larry Ostby said...

Really like your robins but I believe the Long tailed Tit is the winner here.

Bob Bushell said...

Great photos.

Martha Z said...

The European robin is much different than the American Robin. I think yours is cuter but perhaps I am just too familiar with the American version.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos of these robins. Always admire when visiting Europe as we don;t have them here in Australia.

Art said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

The European Robin is a cutie wearing it's little orange bib.

TexWisGirl said...

your little robins are like tiny pears on toothpicks. so stinking cute!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Those Robins seem to be quite friendly ...they are so cute!
Good picks for WBW!!
Grace ♥ for Valentines Day!!

eileeninmd said...

I just love these cute robins, so different than the robins I am use to seeing here in the states. Your photos are wonderful.

Julie G. said...

Oh, these robins are so very pretty! Very different looking from the robins in the United States. The Long-tailed Tits are beautiful! I have never seen one of these before. Look at that tail! This series of photographs is fantastic! A pleasure to view!

mick said...

The Robins are beautiful! Just like in my picture books when I was very young! Back then most books for children came from the UK. Great photos.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful photos of Andrew!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I love the European robin -- he is charming! And the tail on that tit is amazing!....Thanks for sharing! (I seem to be just doing virtual birding these days!)

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

excellent set Andrew. I think the Robin is so overlooked as a UK Bird. When i was photographing some over the weekend i had 2 people say to be what is the point of taking photos of them they are as common ma muck. what do they know huh !!!!#Shaun

holdingmoments said...

Such a great little bird, the Robin.
He never fails to brighten a day.

Susan Scheid said...

A grand set of robins!

Tammy said...

I wish our Robins were that beautiful! Great series of photos!

Susan said...

Those robins are so precious. Love your photos!

Carletta said...

They are definitely a brighter species than our robins and lovely little birds!
It's time to start seeing my robins return to the backyard. By this time last year they were back.
Still love the coconut idea. :)

Jean said...

Andrew...your Robins are prettier than my Robins.

Happy Valentine's Day. Wish you were here. hehehe

Gillian Olson said...

Your Robins are so cute and so different than those here in North America, come to think of it the Robins here don't usually take the time to pose either. The Tits are lovely, ours are quite drab by comparison, but still fun to watch.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a splendid set of pictures.

It's these birds that I miss - the once I used to see everyday - walking to work, on the bus, in the backyard.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

CameraCruise said...

Great series of the beautiful robin.
One of my favorite birds.

NatureFootstep said...

2 of my favourites. So hard to get close to. You have gorgeous shots. :)

BlueShell said...

Adorable, Drew!!!I like Robins too. And those photos of yours are just magnificent!
Hug you!

The Herald said...

Great images Andrew...[;o)

Rebecca said...

So different from my American Robin... Great photos! Thanks for sharing :)

joo said...

Robins are so beautiful!

Sandra said...

i got a big smile on my face at the first photo, and every single one I scrolled down made me smile bigger. those robins are sooo cute.

JM said...

Absolutely lovely birds and shots too.

Fábio Martins said...

The small and fat yellow bird is so cute. Good job with that moment

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Andrew those Robin images just make me happy, I love thos birds!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shots. Lovely Robin!

Connie Smiley said...

That robin is so cute! I've never seen that variety, and I loved all its perches.

Fergiemoto said...

Cute little birds! Thanks for the visit to my blog, also.

Pat said...

Little charmers.
Great shots, Andrew!

Larry said...

A beautiful post Andrew. The Long-tailed Tits are fantastic but those cute little Robins steal the show!

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful robin you have there - wonder why it is so different then the ones we have here? sandie

Ruby said...

The long tailed tits are very sleek. And the robins are beautiful!

Liz said...

I love these shots Andrew! Th robin is such a sweet little bird. Beautiful captures