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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~