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Thursday, 4 July 2013

New Bird Friends---The Robin Family


   As much as everyone in the UK craves for the sun and warmth, you will not hear me complaining about the English weather anytime soon.  The most annoying thing about living in HK for me was the fact that I was rarely able to work in the garden for more than an hour without getting heatstroke or being bitten by thousands of mosquitoes and other insects. At the moment, I am so glad that they are a thing of the past.

   One huge reward of working in the garden for me is the company of birds. You can imagine my delight when I discovered that a family of robins have been living in my garden for sometime.

  Mum and dad kept an eye on me at first, observing me from the garden fences. 









Then they began to follow me around looking for worms and insects.








Sometimes they got really close and didn’t mind the camera at all.







I wondered if they’ve had any chicks but decided not to investigate. I could not believe my luck, when one morning, one parent (possibly the dad)  brought his fledglings to meet me!


  After several attempts, I managed to get a couple of photos of them together.




  The colours of the fledglings feather are so well camouflaged that they are very difficult to spot.



   Soon the fledglings started following me while the parent was watching.



 
A few days ago, all of them disappeared from the garden for good. I wish them all the best and hope they will come back next year~
 

22 comments:

Giga said...

Miło, że jesteś :). Cieszę się, że jesteś zadowolony z klimatu Wielkiej Brytanii. A na początek pokazałeś ptaki, które ja kocham. To są moi ulubieńcy. One Tobie zaufały i to było cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
It's nice that you are :). I am glad that you are happy with the UK climate. And at the beginning of the birds showed that I love. These are my favorites. They trusted you, and it was wonderful. Yours.

Cristina Ferreira said...

Maravilhosas imagens.

✿ chica said...

Me encanto aqui! Simplesmente maravilhoso! ADOREI! abraços,chica

Chris Rohrer said...

Hahaha!!!! We both share similar climates...well we are a desert here but heatstroke, sweat, and mosquitoes rule here as well:) Yuck!!! But you have incredible shots of this robin here. Lovely!!! I went to the cooler climates last month and it was wonderful. Didn't mind the cold or clouds a bit:)

George said...

You got wonderful pictures of the Robin Family. I especially like your photos of the fledglings.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful set of photos! So different looking from our Robins.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little pear-shaped birds! glad you're liking your new climate!

Monts said...

Welcome back and good to see you posting from the uk, bet the weather is a bit of a shock and the mossies are a definite no no.
Great set of the Robins and they can be very obliging.
Nice one.

Kirsti said...

Söpöjä pieniä lintuja, kauniit kuvat :)

nic.b van es said...

o wat een heerlijke serie wat mooi om dat van zo dichtbij te kunnen volgen.

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of the Robin family.
You did very well photographed, my compliments.
Regards, Irma

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonita serie del Petirrojo.Un abrazo

GB said...

Probably the friendliest of the UK's birds. I'm glad that they made you welcome.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is strange seeing pictures in a whole new setting on your blog. Great photos.

Breathtaking said...

Charming photos of this happy and trusting Robin family.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So cute to have them in your garden together with the fledglings. I have never seen young ones. Fantastic series. I see you have already found your way (again?) in the UK. It seems that where you go, the birds go with you. Greetings, Joke

Bonnie K said...

What a wonderful story! Great photos.

Helma said...

Great photos Friend of HK :-) Lots of different photos with robins and you can even shoot. Boy robins Really wonderful to see :-)

Jeremy said...

Lovely photos of the Robins and their young. I've seen my local Robins with young, but haven't managed any photos - yet!

Cindy said...

The wonder of nature follows you whereever you go :-) I love English Robins.. and I hear you about the climate..We are going thru a "Hong Kong" phase here..Heat wave!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome pics

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello friend!. .Beautiful pictures ... Cheers ..