Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Robin, Erithacus Rubecula

Robin Red Breast, Erithacus Rubecula

13 comments:

John | English Wilderness said...

Taken close to Aira Force in Cumbria :-)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh my gosh he is adorable! Very different from our Robin Red Breast here in Canada - he looks positively rotund!

DK Miller said...

Awww, that's a cute robin.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ah, you have made my day with this post. He is just precious. I love birds and robins are right up there on the top of my list.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I had to come back and visit him again today.

Sharkbytes said...

WOw. I had read that the new world robin was named for a completely different bird that it only superficially resembled, but I didn't know what it looked like. Yours is much cuter.

Top Wallpaper Gallery said...

bird looking good but she is so sad.... hihihihi

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Mountain Woman said...

What a beautiful picture!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

John oh my goodness did you have a 400+mm lens? this is an incredible close up of a bird. It's a wonderful shot!!

Forgive me for being away so long. But, I am one of the blogs leaving EC if drastic changes aren't announced by midnight 27th.

I don't care if people think I am a fanatic or a nut case. I do make a little profit on my blog and there is a number that scares me to death in the book of Revelations.

I would literally drop over with a heart attack if I woke up one morning and found an add with that number on it running on my blog. This I cannot play around with. I may be a very liberal Christian but I don't play games of chance with my soul!!

Now you are one of my all time favorites. I have been working my way through for a week now to grab all of my favorite blogs to add to a list to blog roll. You are definitely going to be on this list!! I love your work John!! You truly are very talented!!

Happy weekend!!
Jackie:-)

Webbielady said...

It looks like a "portrait" shot... were you so close? Or was it just "zoomed in" and at the same time you can out in "portrait"? Very interesting photo!

Ratty said...

I like the differences between your robins and our American robins. Ours was named after yours. Ours is a much bigger bird, and the official state bird of Michigan, where I live.

Thanks for helping me get started at CMF. I thanked you on my blog, but I didn't know if you saw it.

John | English Wilderness said...

Webbielady: I was about 3m away with x4 optical zoom. I managed to get three shots before he flew off.

Jackie: Thanks, although I'm not really talented. I take as many photos as possible then pick out the best one. I don't mind losing 15% ad-time, but I want to stop anything I object to ever showing on my blog. There's no way I'm going to pay $50 per blog per year :-(

Ratty: thanks for joining CMF, it makes it much easier for me to advertise on The Everyday Adventurer :-)

Annette Kerr said...

What a lovely picture! Robins are my favourite bird, and I'm always thrilled to spot them in my garden.

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