Monday, December 13, 2010

Robins rock !

Over the years I have caught quite a few 'eastern' looking Robins at Buckton but this one last October is by far the best marked individual with an amazing grey shawl. I have also seen birds as grey as this wintering in reedbed scrub in Bedfordshire, almost in a habitat niche similar to that favoured by Scandinavian breeding Bluethroats. There is far more to Robins than Christmas cards !

This individual frequented our garden for a couple of years, always shocking the brain, particularly when in flight despite seeing it a zillion times !

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