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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue May 26, 2020 8:09 pm

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Tue May 26, 2020 5:00 pm
Two baby robins arrived today :tampoline: :tampoline:. Don't know to whom they belong but no-one seems to own them :shrug:. Anyway, they can play with the two baby dunnocks.
The robins seem to be quite at home and I've seen them a few times during the course of the day, so that's nice :D
Firstly none then two come along at once. Not quite a glut but almost. :nod:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm

I saw a Robin landing on a bird bath first, and than grabbing few seeds from the tray, with hardly any feathers on his/her head :faint:
It looked fine otherwise, flying, eating etc. , but you can't really tell with birds as they are good at hiding if they don't feel well.
I was wondering if its maybe moulting? Or would it be too early for that? :scratch:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:49 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm
I saw a Robin landing on a bird bath first, and than grabbing few seeds from the tray, with hardly any feathers on his/her head :faint:
It looked fine otherwise, flying, eating etc. , but you can't really tell with birds as they are good at hiding if they don't feel well.
I was wondering if its maybe moulting? Or would it be too early for that? :scratch:
Sadly it seems like your Robin has a mite infestation. I have had Blackbirds similarly affected and it has not been a happy outcome. Your other theory about it moulting is a possibility but it is not usual for a moult to take place on one part of the body and not others.

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:28 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm
I saw a Robin landing on a bird bath first, and than grabbing few seeds from the tray, with hardly any feathers on his/her head :faint:
It looked fine otherwise, flying, eating etc. , but you can't really tell with birds as they are good at hiding if they don't feel well.
I was wondering if its maybe moulting? Or would it be too early for that? :scratch:
Sadly it seems like your Robin has a mite infestation. I have had Blackbirds similarly affected and it has not been a happy outcome. Your other theory about it moulting is a possibility but it is not usual for a moult to take place on one part of the body and not others.
I suspected he/she might be unwell :(

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Last few days I've been seeing two robins visiting my garden, at the same time, no fighting :scratch:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:13 pm

My local robin must be taking his cue from the weather. I heard his rendition of the tinkling autumn song today. :(

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Placido » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:42 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:13 pm
My local robin must be taking his cue from the weather. I heard his rendition of the tinkling autumn song today. :(
So how does that go then ?!

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:18 pm

Placido wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:42 am
Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:13 pm
My local robin must be taking his cue from the weather. I heard his rendition of the tinkling autumn song today. :(
So how does that go then ?!
Think Morris dancer's leg bells at half speed :rolleyes:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Placido » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:21 am

Oh, that tinkling autumn song :nod:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Placido » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:44 pm

Happened to see 2 robins on my patio wall this morning. Posturing with necks stretched to show off the red breast, no actual fisticuffs because I moved slightly, one saw me and flew off; Rexit hopped towards the window and I took out a couple of suet pellets and told him he's a clever boy - but he already knew that :rolleyes: .
Looks like the winter territory manoeuvres are beginning.

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