Monday, April 6, 2015

The Robin

Today, I want to share with you my thoughts about a special bird, the Robin.  It's not only pretty with its orange coat of feathers and yellow beak, but he lets me take his picture and doesn't fly away quickly like the other birds do.

He is a brave bird, and stands tall observing what's around him.

He fascinates me.  He flies free, yet stands his ground when he has to.

 I don't go to him, he always seems to come to me.

A small bird, yet big in so many ways.

Oh, look what showed up as I'm writing this.

I respect and love
the Robin.
Do you ever see
this marvelous bird
around your area?


Lowcarb team member said...

"The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights."

I copied the above from the UK RSPB site ...... i've always loved robins and they are territorial. When digging or weeding the gardenn I would quite often be visited by what we called our feathered friend the robin, and he or perhaps it was a she always looked at me with an almost quizzical look. Amazing bird.

All the best Jan

PS Many thanks for stopping by the low carb blog - love reading your comments. Follow the red pepper !

NanaDiana said...

I love robins. We saw our first one this past weekend. That means that spring can't be too far away for us.

Those are really GREAT pictures, Sheri. xo Diana

Jennifer Wallace said...

We have lots of Robin's here. They are a lovely bird and sing and shout Spring!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sheri - thanks for hopping back to the low carb blog, I'm glad you liked my comments about the robin.

Take Care - and have a good week

All the best Jan

Dewena said...

I do love them, Sheri! We always love it when the first ones appear. A marvelous tribute to the robin and beautiful photography.

Regine Karpel said...

Thank you

Cranberry Morning said...

Great photos! I love robins and they've come back for the season.I hear them.I always feel sorry for them when it snows after the robins have returned. Poor things!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely captures, Sheri! I always love to hear the Robins sing. We have them here and right now they are chasing each other around to establish nesting territories. I just love the photo with the flowering tree! <3 xo Karen

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri Dear,
Stopping by to wish you a happy Easter Monday! I think Easter Monday is a Southern thing-but nevertheless I am wishing the best to you my dear friend.
Oh yes we have a few Robins, but I must say there were many more in my beloved Idaho and they would build nests very close to our home. I was fortunate enough to see their tiny blue eggs and even watch them hatch into fine and handsome birds!
Thank you for reminding me of these sweet birds with your beautiful photos.
With Love,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You took some amazing photos and wrote such a good post. We love seeing them here. In December they come in big flocks and walk all over the golf course! It's fun to see. They are on their way farther South when we see them. Hugs, Diane

Rue said...

I rarely see Robins here, but I'm hoping the new birdbaths and bird feeder will bring them around. You took some beautiful pictures of him!

I hope you had a lovely Easter :)



I love these birds too. Robins are always dependable showing up at the first sign of spring. Beautiful birds, indeed. I love all your pretty pictures and joyful descriptions.

Barbara Lilian said...

Hello Sheri
We have Robins here in France, but they look different to yours, smaller and more round. A very cheeky bird. You showed some fantastic photos. I never to seem to ba able to catch them they are so flitting about so quickly, and the Blue tits & Great tits chase them away. I;m hoping they will stay and nest. Your new header showing a bouquet of pink roses is lovely. I'm hoping to be able to dry the delicate pink roses my daughter gave me. Do you have any tips on successful drying?

Patricia said...

I love Robins, but have only seen them once or twice. I took photos of one in London, in Green Park near Buckingham Palace, and I remember the robin more than the palace! What a lovely bird, and your pictures are a delight, Sheri.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my friend, first of all, I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER! YES!!!!!! KEEP IT!

As for Mrs. Robinson (my name for any robin that comes to our yard) is a favorite here on Rabbit Hill. We once had the pleasure of watching Mrs. Robinson build her next right on one of the beams on the overhang entrance out front. We have a speak-easy window on our cottage door, so we would stand there and watch. My husband complained and said, "This is not a very good place for a nest. The wind is going to blow it away." Well, Mrs. Robinson retorted and said, "YOU JUST WATCH MR. MAN!" And lo and behold, she came back with MUD and packed that baby in so tightly; she raised two families of babies there, and the next stayed glued on for about 6 years until last year, a squirrel pryed it off. Silly questions about Mrs. Robinson and her building skills HAD CEASED! teeeheheheeee - she often comes to visit our moist and worm-laden garden. I LOVE THESE BIRDS! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear, I meant, "NEST" not next!

Teresa said...

No. I have black birds with orange beaks, turtle doves and those tiny and savages ones. They seem to rule my garden!
The black ones are very much like your robin. They let me take pictures and sometimes when I'm in the garden they are very close in the garden doing their own errands in it ahahahah
I feel like you with those that allow us to take pictures and enjoy their movements. It's a mix of pride and trust that humbles and marvels you, isn't it?!
I wish I had robins but I don't think they fly as far as this side of Atlantic.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful meetings with, and in, Nature.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh yes, just this morning, I was watching 2 robins, in my back yard.

And I thought, they must have already sorted-out the mating process. Since lots of other birds are flying around and "jousting" for females, etc.

But these 2 robins, where simply going about their business, together.

Perhaps they mate for life???


handmade by amalia said...

You must be a bird whisperer Sheri, to have this pretty bird sit still and model for you.

Anonymous said...

Pretty orange feathers. We saw one this Sunday.
Thx for stopping by, Sheri. Hope you had a lovely Easter.

syros2js said...

Oh, yes!!! We have robins in our island, as well! Very nice photos, Sheri!! Your Robin is a real model!!!
(I loved your header-photo, too!!!)
Kisses, sweetheart!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Not as cute as the English Robin but I love to hear them on the island and see their bright chest.
A warm hello from Brussels,

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, I love robins. They have always been harbingers of spring around here.

Love your new header, too! Great job! Susan p.s. Thanks so much for all your sweet visits.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
I love your photos. And I love Robins too. :-) They are a sign of Spring for us in Wisconsin.
Fun post!

Dee said...

Sheri, your photos are fabulous. Yes, the robin is a beautiful bird and I have seen these birds in my area. They are such a joy to watch.

Also, I love the new header... :)

Antee Gurung said...

wow i didn't knew about this majestic bird. so beautiful indeed. great post as always
Have a lovely week
Stay in touch

P.s New post in my blog

Susie Swanson said...

Awwww, I love this post. I love Robins and we have a slew around our house. Hope you're having a nice week. Love and hugs, xo

CraveCute said...

Sheri, the robins are just making there way up north here again. They must winter in the south somewhere. I love seeing them hopping around the yard and calling.

Kristin_Texas said...

These are such pretty photos!

I never see robins around here, and we get a lot of different species of birds at my house. I've always but have always loved robins though. They always make me think of the book, "A Secret Garden."