a beakful of song by quietpurplehaze

a beakful of song

We had a trip to Winchester and, as I had my zoom lens on the camera in the hope of finding a shot of a robin in our garden, I decided to leave it on instead of changing to a more suitable lens for the city scene.

The last space in the car park was ours and at the start of the walk through the recreation ground to the city centre I heard a robin singing. Easily located and a couple of shots produced this one.

Apparently the only British bird to sing all year round and can aggressively defend its territory, the character of those robins on Christmas cards being something of a myth.




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great capture
January 8th, 2019  
Lovely sharp shot
January 8th, 2019  
Excellent capture of this bird singing!
January 8th, 2019  
Simply stunning detail, colour and composition Hazel, its a beautiful image, Fav:)
January 8th, 2019  
Fabulous capture of this darling robin in full song.
January 8th, 2019  
I don't think I have ever seen a Robin in the wild! He is very pretty FAV
January 8th, 2019  
what a great photo of this singing Robin
January 8th, 2019  
Beautiful- has to be a fav!
January 8th, 2019  
I can almost hear him singing!! Gorgeous capture!!
January 8th, 2019  
So wonderful - fav
January 8th, 2019  
A beautiful capture :)
January 8th, 2019  
bep
Gorgeous capture, fav.
January 8th, 2019  
Excellent capture and great details.
January 8th, 2019  
Super details of his feathers.
January 8th, 2019  
Perfect timing :)
January 8th, 2019  
Beautiful capture in full chirp !
January 8th, 2019  
Wonderful timing
January 8th, 2019  
This is a perfect robin shot....beak tweeting...perfect!
January 8th, 2019  
Good idea keeping the zoom ready. You can practically hear him.
January 8th, 2019  
FAVtastic :)
January 8th, 2019  
Wonderful capture lovely to see him in mid- song.
January 8th, 2019  
Lovely photo os a beautiful bird.Fav.:)
January 8th, 2019  
Beautiful capture of this singing robin!
January 8th, 2019  
Lovely. Fav
January 8th, 2019  
Perfectly lovely shot!
January 9th, 2019  
Nice capture mid-song
January 9th, 2019  
Excellent shot, he does appear to be singing a happy song.
January 9th, 2019  
Great shot HazeI. So well captured. Fav! I guess the song is a territorial claim. Its a long time to hold ground before the nest building season. Look so cute to us, but they sure do fight each other visciously.
January 9th, 2019  
@yrhenwr

Thank you, David. One of those unexpected and lucky shots. And yes I understand the singing is territorial and was surprised to learn the true nature of robins!
January 10th, 2019  
Great timing.
January 10th, 2019  
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