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Re: Robin

Postby Placido » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:48 am

All of a sudden my 'best mate', Bobbin, looks very old and beat-up. I think he's nearing the end of his reign and will be deposed by one of his sons at the onset of winter.
He wasn't the friendliest nor cheekiest of my long line of robins but a long-laster. Hope Rexit is a good 'un :).
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Re: Robin

Postby Butterfly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Its sad but at the same time really lovely to see a wild bird reach an old age and die of old age :)
Many are not that lucky, nature can be very cruel :(
Instead of be sad, lets celebrate the life of your 'best mate' Placido and the time he has left with you :love:
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Re: Robin

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 pm

Perhaps your forecasts of Bobbin's demise are a little premature. This is the time of year when some birds have their moult and they never look their best and nor do they behave as usual.
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Re: Robin

Postby Placido » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:31 am

Yes, Jacksparrow, but a wild robin usually lives for about two years and they sometimes seem not to get through that second winter because they can't win fights for territory. At least, a new king always emerges in the following (second) Spring to supplant the old 'best mate'.
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