Christmas Robins...



"Stay, little cheerful Robin, stay! and at my easement sing, though it should prove a farewell lay and this our parting spring. Then, little bird, this boon confer, come, and my requiem sing, nor fail to be the harbinger of everlasting spring"
                                                                       -William Wordsworth





















Each year, around Christmas, we have two robins in our gardens. People have told us this is unusual as they are known to be very territorial, but still, there they are! Through last years hard winter weather, our pair of robins became very tame, visiting our back door step for mealworms several times a day. Every summer, we start to see the baby robins hopping about, with that tell-tale round shape but no red feathers until autumn. A lovely yearly cycle we're lucky to witness...over the years, they've become known as our Christmas Robins...





30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Ruth, your Christmas Robins are wonderful, your photos so beautiful.

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  2. What a gorgeous set of photos of this sweet little bird - unbelievable!

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  3. Such beautiful photos of this little guy!

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  4. oh my word, those are exceedingly divine images!
    i'm impressed!!

    have a great day!

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  5. Really lovely photos! Gorgeous!

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  6. Aaaaaw, how cute!
    Gorgeous photos, the colors are brilliant and one can see every feather! Amazing!
    Love,
    Alexandra

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  7. Wow come è bello questo passero e che dolce che è. Le foto sono bellissime! Complimenti ciao Cri : )

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  8. What a wonderful bird and it seems, he is smiling to you.

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  9. The orange breast is breathtaking -- what amazing captures, Ruth. :)

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  10. This little birdie is so cute. I wish he'd fly south for the winter and visit me!

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  11. A stunningly beautiful bird and great photo. Bright and beautiful colors.

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  12. Wow! These are wonderful pictures! This little robin is so lovely.

    Great, absolutely great photography. And very special!.

    Greetings.

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  13. Your own Christmas robins, how lovely, Ruth !
    They are so cute, wonderful photos !
    Nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  14. Oh my goodness! These are the cutest robins and such lovely photos! I'm pinning it to my bird board!

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  15. So gorgeous and festive :)

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  16. So gorgeous and festive :)

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  17. These are gorgeous. I love their little round bodies!

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  18. Oh my goodness, they are absolutely precious Ruth, and your photographs of them are simply gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

    I wish you a beautiful Holiday.

    lisa.

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  19. Beautiful photographs, love the first and the last shot... beautiful bird too...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year

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  20. Oh, how cutie little-bird. So lovely winter wonderland.

    I wish you a lovely Christmas Holiday :)

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  21. What wonderful pictures of your two wee robbins, they are all puffed up as well - must be a bit chilly there.

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  22. Oh my! These are beautiful! I'd love to paint them...such bright colors!

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  23. What a lovely lovely sight!

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  24. What a cute wee guy! :)
    Happy Holidays Season!

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  25. What lovely little visitors to have in your garden! Beautiful shots.

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  26. Your little birds are heartbreakingly cute!

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  27. Incredibly cute! Lovely picture.

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  28. Love these photos1 Especially the first one which is simply perfect! What a darling little bird

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