Sunday, 12 January 2014

My little garden Robin thinks he's a tennis ball.................................................

We had a really cold night last night and woke to see a lot of frost and ice in the garden.

 My garden Robin with the white tail feather is all puffed up to keep himself warm.

 By puffing up his feathers so they almost stand on end he traps warm air next to his internal organs.
Air is an excellent insulator so even a few millimetres under the feathers will keep him nice and warm.

I think he looks a bit like a worn out tennis ball.

Linking to Camera CrittersOur World TuesdayThe Bird D'pot and Wild Bird Wednesday

39 comments:

Sandra said...

cutest tennis ball I have ever seen.

Brian King said...

LOL! Nice shots! He looks like he's been through a dryer.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So adorable!

Bob Bushell said...

Blown up and looking good.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little guy and perfect description. :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The other day I was thinking about all the birds and other wildlife here in the States while that weather vortex things swept down out of Canada. I wonder how they all did. Maybe like this little guy.

ADRIAN said...

Puffed up Andrew? He looks blown up.

S. Etole said...

Such a cute little bird.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wow! We've been cold over here too.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's adorable!

Anni said...

It did take the form of a tennis ball now that you mention it. But, oh such a cute one!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love your little garden robin-ball, Andrew.
K

Amy Burzese said...

Such a little fluff ball! These are great shots!

Michelle said...

He looks so cute all fluffed up!

Stephanie said...

He is rather cute!

Jocee said...

Great photos :)

Pantherka said...

Your shots are beautiful ... nice boy and a great comment.

Carver said...

Great shots of the robin.

Carol L McKenna said...

That is quite a robin ~ wow! Beautiful shots! of a gorgeous bird ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

Valerie said...

Great shots Andrew - he looks like he's pulled up the collar on his "coat"! Love your header, by the way - awesome!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So cute! He does look cold.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, definitely the cutest, feathery tennis ball I've ever seen!! What terrific captures, Andrew!! I love them!! Hope all of you -- feathered and otherwise have a great week!! Stay warm!!

Barb said...

He's wearing a puffy coat! What a cute expression.

Fun60 said...

His own little duvet.

Cynthia said...

So cute! I think his little toes are still cold, though

Christian Weiß said...

Very beautiful photos.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love these shots, Andrew! Perfect focus, and he really does look like a tennis ball.

lorik said...

What a beautiful bird - and great photography!

Wandering Wren said...

Better tell your cute Robin to stay well clear of us here in Melbourne, we're in the middle of the Australian Open and I would hate for him to find himself in the middle of a tennis match for real!
Wren

HansHB said...

What a cuty!
Great photos!

Chris Rohrer said...

Love these little guys!

bailey-road.com said...

Adorable!

mick said...

Great photos. He certainly is all puffed up and I hope he survived the cold.

eileeninmd said...

Adorable shots of the Robin!

Andrea said...

Well, he can put his little round fluffy body on my perch any time ... don't think I have ever seen anything so cute. What a great shot, Andrew ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Karen said...

Sweetest little tennis ball ever!

Wally Jones said...

The Robin is so beautiful and even when puffed up from the cold still looks so dainty.

Very nice photographs, Andrew!

Dave said...

Imaginative, but the perfect characterisation....

bailey-road.com said...

Such a cutie! I'm getting rather attached to this little guy.