Friday, 11 October 2013

Robin................................................. the first bird to use the hole in my fence

As I ponder having my fence repaired I am stuck with the quandary of what about to do with the hole... 
...the birds really do enjoy popping through it.

Robin (Erithacus rebecula) sexes similar.

The fence was damaged by high winds last winter... it's passed repairing and needs replacing.
I first saw the Robin perched there last summer... a one off moment I missed with the camera?

I needn't have worried as I would soon be seeing it daily...  nipping to and fro through it's little door.
Robins defend their territory all year round...male and females hold separate territories in winter.

It was lovely to see this juvenile Robin sat there this year... it must be in the genes.

Since that first sighting of the Robin I have seen five or six other bird species passing to and fro using this route... even the Wood Mouse and Squirrels have given it a try.
I will share a few of the other birds I have managed to capture in another post soon... 
I would welcome suggestions on how to save this hole to use in a new fence... it will be missed.

Linking to Friday's FencesCamera Critters and The Bird D'pot

37 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

But why, she asks, is there a hole in your fence? :)

Fence at Dawn

4RRanch said...

What precious pictures. How can you repair such a perfect backdrop. Love your wildlife photography.

Sandra said...

that juvenile is just precious.

Carletta said...

I think I'd frame the hole. :)
Love the shot of the juvie!
Have a wonderful weekend Andrew!

The Herald said...

I'm sure you can have a new fence panel and furnish it with a new bespoke hole Andrew. More to the point, if there's no hole how will the birds be able get in and out of your garden?...[;o)

Sharon Wagner said...

I love your header! And cute bird photos this week.

LV said...

You did an amazing job on catching this pretty bird. It would find another way to get through the fence if you replaced. Birds are just that way.

TexWisGirl said...

definitely going to have to build it into the new one somehow. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Have the fence repaired to your satisfaction then have a round hole cut into it at the very same location. It only has to be 3 to 4 inches or so, just large enough to allow access to and fro. Everyone is happy.

Marleen said...

So you see, even a hole in the fence has a purpose.. Your photo's are beautiful!

JM said...

... and you were there to capture the moment! :-)

Bob Bushell said...

IF YOU HAD A HOLE, AND MIGHT TO KEEP IT, WHY NOT FIX THAT HOLE WITH ANOTHER, JUST THINKING...........

Maya said...

Have to agree with miss Carletta. Frame and preserve the hole, fit it into the new fence, in the same exact spot :)

DeniseinVA said...

I agree with Carletta also Andrew, about framing the hole. Fantastic photos, I wouldn't want to say goodbye to that hole.

Laura said...

Sitting so pretty for you!

Weekend-Windup said...

Perfect place for Robin :)

Stephanie said...

I say leave it alone so you can continue capturing more photos of the birds there.

Ercotravels said...

So cute, Robins!

Pantherka said...

Andrew very beautiful.
Greetings.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Phil Slade said...

You can have some my fence panels Andrew but I too have holes where they shouldn't be where things pop through. Super Robins!

Brian King said...

These are great photos and I still think the hole should remain in some form. Couldn't they just cut a hole in the new fence and make it a part of the replacement? Should be fairly straight forward.

Karen said...

Sweet shots. I'd leave the hole unrepaired!

sandyland said...

what grand close ups and I swoon at flowers below !!sk

Snap said...

what fun! i think you are going to have to leave the hole for all your bird and critter friends.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Hmm ~ I would have the same quandary ~ Excellent photos of nature;s beautiful birds ~ carol ^_^

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos,
Greetings, RW & SK

Dave said...

This is a special fence.... I have one just the same. Don't replace it Andrew, where will the Robin go?

Anni said...

If you want my opinion...leave the broken fence for the birds. They seem to really rely on it!! And besides, this makes for terrific photo ops!!

Anni said...

PS...I really like the idea Carletta has in her comment above.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The robins are so cute. Fabulous photos all of them.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots, Andrew.

Heather Wilde said...

New fence with a hole cut in oh, and maybe a little ladder for the squirrels!

eileeninmd said...

Adorable bird and wonderful photos, Andrew!

Carole M. said...

On the new fence I'd definately have that hole made near as possible to where it currently is. On the front side overlay it with a replica front of a timber birdhouse, painted rustic colours you like. Watch your familiar birds pop out of the bird-house! I can see it!

holdingmoments said...

Fix the fence, and transfer the hole. Simple.

Arija said...

If the fence needs replacing, cut a hole in the fence at the same place as this one and on your side of the fence, screw on, stick or nail on the old hole. The birds will be happy to have their accustomed entrance and your fence ail assume some historical significance on your side at least. I just hope your neighbour will not object to the small hole.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think your robins are so cute!