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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:12 pm

:chuckle: We're at the chasing stage now but they were both in the feeding cage together today until Rexit remembered the rules :rolleyes:.
I think a notice will appear in The Times very soon :love: :grouphug:

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Re: Robin

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:28 pm

Placido wrote::chuckle: We're at the chasing stage now but they were both in the feeding cage together today until Rexit remembered the rules :rolleyes:.
I think a notice will appear in The Times very soon :love: :grouphug:
I think it's best you start knitting the romper suits now while there's no cricket to watch. :nod:

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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:15 am

WELL !!! D'you know, I was thinking the very same thing :faint:.
1st Test begins on Wed, 23rd at 1 pm precisely (kick-off, 2 pm).
You've persuaded me, Jacksparrow ........ k1, p1, k2 tog.

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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:19 am

Frosty morning, Rexit ready for brekkers. Down he came straight into the ground cage and was followed a heartbeat later by his chosen lady friend :rolleyes:. She didn't stay long but for 5 seconds it was a privilege to stand within 3 ft of 2 robins.

(I'm a little bit concerned about this affair: he's a good, steady lad and this little minx is a bit flighty in my opinion. I hope he knows what he's getting into ....... :unsure:)

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Re: Robin

Post by Willpar » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:34 pm

I have a robin coming in most morning now. Strange thing is it prefers suet pellets to the live mealworms I put out in the dish. It can see them but has never ate any that I have seen. Quite odd I thought as mealworms are suppose to be a magnet for robins.

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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:58 pm

Mine also prefers suet pellets above everything else, Willpar. I throw him a little bit and he comes down and gets it - seems quite pleased to be singled out from the ravening horde !

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Re: Robin

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:23 pm

I am wondering if the Robin's preference for suet pellets is something to do with the cold weather. The suet is more nourishing than a mealworm :shrug:

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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:47 am

:nod: Yes, I agree, Jacksparrow.
Over the years, mine have preferred mealworms during the nestling period when they take mealies back to the nest in handcarts !

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Re: Robin

Post by Willpar » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:08 pm

Don't see them during the nesting season in my garden.

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Re: Robin

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 am

Today was A First !! Rexit came to the little patio wall, threw him a suet pellet and down he came. We played the game for a moment and then !!!! she flew down so I threw her a pellet. Without a moment's hesitation Raquel :rolleyes: :shrug: came down and retrieved it :eek:.
I just knew we're going to have trouble with this one :nod:; bit fast and pushy.

Aaaanyway, extremely unusual to have a female robin willing to get close and personal prior to the frantic "feed the babies at all costs" phase which is a way off yet.

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