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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 15th December, 2017) Views: 2,257 
Eye contact
 Eye contact   by Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
Here's a photo taken behind the hide in Haigh Plantations of a robin making eye contact from a few feet away from me.

Comment by Fred Mason on 15th December 2017 at 00:25
They are beautiful little creatures, and so bold.

Before the heating was turned on one would come into the house through the open front door and walk/hop around the dining room.

I once held out bread in my fingers and one came down and pinched it just a couple of feet from my face.

Fantastic photo, Harry. You must be proud. Good one.


Comment by PeterP on 15th December 2017 at 07:30
Very nice photo. We have a Robin bobbing about in the hedgerow in the garden next to our home.


Comment by Jim tomney on 15th December 2017 at 07:42
Harry I wonder how long you waited to get this fantastic shot absolute beauty well done.it looks big enough to be the Christmas dinner joking of course happy Christmas


Comment by Maureen on 15th December 2017 at 08:36
Harry,that's absolutely beautiful,it isn't very often that you would get eye contact with a little bird and more so a Robin...thank you for your trouble and patience.


Comment by David Barker on 15th December 2017 at 08:43
Hes not shy Harry ,it may be frosty but i bet hes lovely and warm under them fluffed up feathers, great shot.


Comment by Veronica on 15th December 2017 at 09:00
He's gorgeous! Doesn't look as if he's going short of a worm or two and it would make a very cheery Christmas card!


Comment by irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 09:03
How lovely! I love robins. Thankyou.


Comment by A.C. on 15th December 2017 at 11:00
this is fantastic Harry, brightened my day!


Comment by Alan lad on 15th December 2017 at 11:19
Do get me .


Comment by Maurice on 15th December 2017 at 11:25
A lovely shot of the Robin,which is the friendliest bird to us,but not to some other Robins,nice one Harry.


Comment by Jim tomney on 15th December 2017 at 11:56
Irene you love robins but could you eat a full one my finger is hovering over the submit button shall I be a devil.forgive me done.


Comment by Maureen on 15th December 2017 at 12:04
Ther used to be one in Rivington Churchyard that would come onto your hand to eat seed,I can't express how lovely that felt


Comment by Harry C. on 15th December 2017 at 12:22
Thanks all, This was lucky shot I was watching it in the tree when it flew down and looked up at me, it seemed to be quite tame. H.


Comment by britboy on 15th December 2017 at 13:20
A beautiful reminder of home...thankyou


Comment by irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 13:48
Oh, I couldn't eat that little man, Jim! In fact, I couldn't even eat a chocolate one as I'm not a sweet-tooth, so I'll just admire him. I have a silver one on my charm bracelet. x.


Comment by Ron D on 15th December 2017 at 14:09
Very nice, Good one.


Comment by Garry on 15th December 2017 at 14:21
Christmas wouldn't be the same without a Robin.
Top man Harry.


Comment by Julie on 15th December 2017 at 18:48
Those, like me , who dig in their gardens endlessly , will know how easy it is to attract a Robin, for me it never fails. Like Harry’s wonderful picture above shows , they are curious birds ,that have learned, like pigeons, seagulls and indeed squirrels and foxes, where a food source lies . Robins and such are so endearing that there can be a tendency to over feed , as I have , which can attract high numbers of small rodents, fine if you like them. As a child I saw sparrow in huge numbers . I remain haunted by the skylark I saw , as I am with kestrel and lapwing . Such is a gift, such is a moment..


Comment by irene roberts on 15th December 2017 at 19:35
I love to see a kestrel hovering, ready to pounce, Julie; a magical moment if you can catch it. It always reminds me of the film "Kes", based on the book, "A Kestrel for a Knave".


Comment by Ellen on 15th December 2017 at 22:37
Thanks, Harry for my essential Robin picture! It wouldn't be Christmas for me,without it...This little fellow brightened a dull snowy day!


Comment by Poet on 15th December 2017 at 22:39
Julie
How lovely it is that larks and lapwings are once again a common sight.


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