Forum home Wildlife gardening

What’s this bird?

Can anyone id him? The robin that always follows me around the garden brought a mate this time. I’ve got a picture of them together too.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,548
    baby robin?

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,297
    edited June 2022
    A baby wobbin. 😍  Being shown the ropes. 😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,929
    Yes, baby robin. I have one like that plus one that's almost got a red breast in my garden, so cute  :)
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,250
    So cute .I have one that follows me round the garden too he sings to me as I work. Also have a collard dove that waits for me on the gatepost whenever I go out. 
    Don’t suppose it’s really so ……but I like to think it is! 
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    That's a lovely picture Ilikeplants, a young one watching as its parent shows it what to do and probably waiting for food.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,576
    Awww, love your Robins 🥰 isn't it great watching them teach/learn? 

    'Our' starling babies are very different - one already taking feathers up to the nest and going short distances alone, and the other still wants feeding! 
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    It does warm the heart to see them being so brave around us big humans. They are very chatty too. They must feel very safe - no cats, dogs and even the children are hardly in the garden 🙄
    I also a blue tit yesterday. 
    Could do without the cheeky squirrels eating all the green strawberries though.
  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Posts: 300
    edited June 2022
    Oh, we've got a baby as well then! We thought it was Lady Robin, but fits in with everything you've said @Ilikeplants. I'm tickled. I knew there was a nest in that Rhodi!
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Yes I did think it might be the less colourful female too like some species @Heartinthedirt, somehow I always refer to Robins as a he. So I don’t know if that’s mama or papa robin and I don’t know if more than one robin can live together happily in the garden as I thought they were solitary and territorial.
Sign In or Register to comment.