Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Looks are deceiving........

Yesterday, as the sun was setting, I managed to capture the robin amongst the bare branches.    During the Summer, this youngster, tried to chase his parents from the garden.
To say he is aggressive is an understatement........he frequently pins other birds to the ground, and tries to peck at their eyes.    I know that robins are very territorial but I have never seen such an aggressive bird.     Have you ????  

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  1. He sounds likw a real hoodie doesn't he?

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    1. Think that is about right Jane............

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  2. Goodness me - he sounds a monster - how can anything so lovely be such a bully. The robins that have been around all year seem to have disappeared for the moment - typical, just when you need them for some Christmasy shots they b....r off!

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    1. He is a bit of a monster Elaine.....I am a bit wary when he comes in the shed with the other robin....it gets a bit nasty.

      Ha that's about right, never around when you need them:}

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  3. He looks so cute, but......... Haha, robins are often agressive to each other, but this one sounds like a real monster.

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    1. I have been surprised to see him attack the Blue Tits.....he really is a bit of a beast Janneke

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  4. I've read about robins being aggressive but never witnessed it myself. My resident robin is now back for the winter, he disappears all summer but knows where there's plenty of food ready for the cold winter days.

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    1. I get a lot of Robins pass through the garden but have never see such vicious attacks.
      I think the parents may decide to leave eventually.

      They always know were their bread is buttered Jo :)

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  5. This sweet looking little guy is aggressive? Ha... looks can be deceiving. I wish I could say I have even seen one of these little fellows. Our robins aren't that aggressive. They are big birds and they are often bullied by the House Sparrows. Beautiful photo. It looks like a watercolor painting to me.

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    1. I was very pleased with this image.....I thought the same Lisa, a watercolour. Two minds think alike :)

      I have seen many images of your Robins and they are large birds in comparison to our Robin.
      Seems incredible it would be bullied by a House Sparrow....poor thing.

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  6. Beautiful photograph. Too bad the robin is such a bully. Guess there's a bad seed among birds as well as people and gardens.

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  7. It is a gorgeous pic! Can't believe this little guy would cause so much trouble! Deceiving is right! Thanks for sharing your pic -it should be framed!

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