Friday, 27 September 2013

Robin started it all............................................. and he is still bossing the rest

It's over a year since we first saw my garden Robin sitting in the hole in my wind damaged fence.
At the time I thought it was a one off and I would never capture an image.

I shouldn't have worried as I now have loads of him just sitting there. 
This is him this morning... still bossing all the smaller birds who dare to use it.

 I have to say he is a bit scruffy at the moment.

Since that first sighting I have seen Dunnocks, Sparrows, Great, Blue and Coal Tits and even the Blackbirds using the hole to come and go... a little Wood Mouse and even a Squirrel poking his nose through.

I take these shots while sat on my settee with the patio doors wide open... 
...the weather has been fine for the last couple of days and it's quite warm and sunny today.

Linking to Camera Critters and The Bird D'pot

20 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Good shot, may be Robin feels more safe at your home garden :)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Robin in his gateway.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Cute..... Love it

Sandra said...

I am glad to hear the weather is treating your forced indoor time well... of course we all know this door belongs to this bird

TexWisGirl said...

just the sweetest little critter doorway. hope you are resting well...

Betty Manousos said...

lovely, what a lovely robin!

great shot, too!:)

Maya said...

Ahhhh there he is :) Love, love, love this guy. LOVE that hole in the fence!

BTW, we've stumbled upon a baby finch, I am chronicling his growth if you'd ever like to check it out ;)
steviewonderswonder.blogspot.com

Hope all is well!

Michelle said...

I like his scruffy appearance!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I just love that hole in your fence, and the Robin along with others, looks very happy sitting there~

Kenneth C Schneider said...

I wonder why the attraction to the hole! You can create a new kind of list-- competition for the greatest number of species in a fence hole!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the idea in the previous comment! And I also wonder what the attraction is. They're birds, after all, and could fly over the fence.
It makes sense that mice and squirrels use it, too, because they can't fly over.
Whatever the reason, you have a great thing there where you thought you had only a hole.
I love the little ruffled robin. Your robins are much sweeter than ours in North America. Ours are bigger and more robust, and although I enjoy watching them gobbling worms after a rare good rain, I think yours are prettier.
Kay,
Alberta, Canada

Pantherka said...

Wow, is spectacular Andrew.
Wish you nice weekend.

Stephanie said...

He is so cute!

Brian King said...

That's funny! The robin must be larger than he appears.

Genie Robinson said...

The look on his face in that second shot is priceless. What a cutie pie. Great captures. genie

AllyJo Woodruff said...

So pretty.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a cutie!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots! He might be scruffy, but he's still adorable.

Anni said...

It's a wonderful series and robin adventure you've shared with us over the last few months Andrew!! Your photos are too precious for words. It is such a stunning robin...none like we have here.

Anni said...

ps...wishing our weather was cool enough to have doors wide open!!!