Sunday, 4 November 2012

I have finally captured the Robin........................................ feeding on the log

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

After capturing images of the Robin in the hole in my fence yesterday I finally managed to get a few shots of him using my home made log feeder this afternoon.

No need for the perches... he had a good grip on the bark.

I have seen him on the log feeder before... just not while I have had the camera in hand.

 I also enjoyed watching the Blackbirds feeding close to my feet as I sat in the garden... this is the female.

 The male is the same bird that just a few weeks ago looked bald and scruffy during the moult.
He's a fine looking fellow... don't you think?

16 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Congratulations. Now what is you next goal? Trying to get him to eat out of your hand? ;)

TexWisGirl said...

great!! love your blackbirds. such handsome birds!

Bob Bushell said...

Well done, Robin and the home made feeder, excellent.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Well today I got to your comment section without a half page warning from malware, telling me to turn back or any media-player download to my computer first time is a long time. What's with that ???
I like that log idea and been thinking about trying one myself !
Glad that your little Robin payed it a visit! : )
Gracexxx

Giga said...

Wszystkie ptaki lubię, ale rudziki uwielbiam i dziękuję za śliczne zdjęcia jego. Pozdrawiam.
All birds like it, but I love robins and thank you for the beautiful pictures. Yours.

Brian King said...

That log feeder is very popular! Glad to see you got shots of the robin using it! Your male blackbirds are very striking!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice shots Andrew ..... well done again.

Greetings, Joop

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You are getting some excellent photos of your feathered friends lately.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful set of photos

Michelle said...

I do like that last shot. He is a fine looking fellow, for certain!

J Rye said...

Your log feeder is very creative.

Visiting late from Camera Critters.
Your comment on my critter post will be very much appreciated!

MoiCLouLou said...

Hi Andrew,

What a nice series of bird pictures. The little robin is stunning. We do the same here, and feed the birds during the winter with a home made log feeder filled with natural crunchy peanut butter, they love it!
You are right about the male blackbird, he really is a beauty!
Have a nice week!
Louise

Heather Wilde said...

Lovely post, just hoping Finn hasn't seen it yet, or we'll have "drilling holes in logs" on the agenda for the week :)

Hilke Breder said...

Congrats, Drew! Lovely images!

Sandra said...

i did not realize the female black birds were different, she is beautiful. i like the look you were getting from the Robin. and it amazes me how it stands on the side of the limb.

Ingrid Ormestad said...

Each year we have a nesting Blackbird in our garden and a resident Robin. Both birds are very dear to me. Great photos! :)