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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Mon May 03, 2021 4:09 pm

I saw my Robin earlier, hes gone bald :eek: , poor thing, it must be mites in the nest :(

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon May 03, 2021 8:04 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:09 pm
I saw my Robin earlier, hes gone bald :eek: , poor thing, it must be mites in the nest :(
OMG. I've had bald blackbirds but never a Robin :shake:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Tue May 04, 2021 11:59 am

I know, he looks so weird, poor thing :( . Very difficult to take a picture of him as he is very quick and doesn't stay in one place.

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Butterfly » Fri May 07, 2021 11:35 pm

My poor bald Robin was collecting mealworms for his babies I guess, as he was taking them away. I managed to film him just for a few seconds, its not the greatest video but his odd looking head is visible with feathers missing at the front of the head. Hi is acting totally normal though, which is a good sign, poor little darling :hug2:



You can hear the noise from starlings in the background, its like that all the time :rolleyes:

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:08 pm

My Robin was singing his autumn song today which was unsurprising given the current weather. :(

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Willpar » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:54 pm

Nice video JS. Not seen a robin here for ages. Usually winter visitor.

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Willpar » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:28 pm

Spoke too soon. On my way out for a walk this morning and noticed a juvenile robin in the garden.

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Roman111 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:25 pm

Hi,
I have befriended a robin. he doesn’t sit on my hand yet but he touches my hand and flies around very close to me. I am feeding him with small amounts of oats every day for few months now. I thought that maybe I could make a nice surprise for my little friend today and I bought some dried mealworms. I soaked them in boiled water, left it for over 40 min and served it to the robin but unfortunately, he seems to be not interested. He ate one worm and that’s it, he much prefers the oats. Is there something I did wrong? Should I continue to give him the worms?

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:29 pm

Roman111 wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:25 pm
Hi,
I have befriended a robin. he doesn’t sit on my hand yet but he touches my hand and flies around very close to me. I am feeding him with small amounts of oats every day for few months now. I thought that maybe I could make a nice surprise for my little friend today and I bought some dried mealworms. I soaked them in boiled water, left it for over 40 min and served it to the robin but unfortunately, he seems to be not interested. He ate one worm and that’s it, he much prefers the oats. Is there something I did wrong? Should I continue to give him the worms?
Robins much prefer live mealworms but will take the dried ones. I don't think there is any need to soak them before offering. If your Robin is happy to take the oats all well and good but there is no harm in trying other stuff. Don't forget you just supplementing it's usual diet so there may be days when there is not much appetite for anything, :feedbirds: :)

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Re: ROBINS

Post by Willpar » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:34 pm

Hi Roman 111 and welcome to the forum. Robins will eat allsorts of foods, peanut nibbles, sunflower hearts and suet pellets. If you want to give it a real treat, live mealworms usually go down a well. Can be rather expensive though. It is the postage now that has gone up. I buy live mealworms to give to certain birds that i get. Your local petshop may sell them, that way will cut out the postage. I buy 500gr at a time and usually last around 2.5 to 3 weeks.

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