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An afternoon companion

While out weeding my stepped aquilegia border. Very overgrown image  Whilst kneeling down in the border I caught a movement out the corner of my eye.on looking it was a little robin foraging for  grubs and insects.  When it got a beakful it would fly off and return a few minutes later I assume it had chicks somewhere, all afternoon it done this, in between times it listened to me chattering away to it.

At the end of the afternoon I came to the conclusion that we had both had a very fruitful time, it for finding al the food for its chicks and me for all the pleasure and honour of having this little friend for the afternoon.

Jist a  big safty me. 

My little friend in photos

Hmm any food around here


How about in here


Right take these to the chicks


This one's to big for chicks  have to eat it myself.


You lookin at me!!


Ah time for a rest on someones foot


A hard days work time for home.


Hope you enjoy the photos I enjoyed taking them.



  • How wonderful! 

    I have a few that follow me around when I garden, but they've not got much closer than a couple of feet away.  I've heard of people getting them eating out of their hands!

  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167

    Yes I felt very honoured that he trusted me enough to rest on my foot.imageimage

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    love the photos !! isn't it lovely when they come to us. i've got a young female blackbird that keeps hopping about behind me when i'm gardening, waiting for sultanas, she will come within six inches but i've had to start giving them out to her out of the utility window as the dog will kill it if it gets hold of it, she comes right over to me when i call, such a lovely little bird.

  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167

    yes it is lovely to be so at ease with nature. I'm sure they know no harm will come to them in our garden. that is of course if the sparrow hawk isn't about. But they have lots of  hedges and shrubs to hide in here.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,271

    Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. They made me smile image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Lovely photos especially one of the robin on your boot. Like you, I chat away to the robin when it's foraging around.

    SW Scotland
  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167

    Joyce21. I do it all the time if anyone were to hear me they would think that I was ready for the asylum

  • Flyfifer, I was kept company this afternoon by a couple of lovely robins who were very appreciative of my efforts in removing turf to start on a new flower bed. They were getting to within a foot, but not on my wellies yet!



  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167

    Hi Dew Drops lovely to have them with us. I am currently in the garden loading the trailer ready to go to the tip. Or should I say Garden recycling centre? I have my little companion with me as well.



    on my phone so don't know why phots sideways

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  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

    Flyfifer - you're not a big safty!  And Dew drops -  I suspect we're all a bunch of softies with Robins especially.  It's a great feeling when they potter around you - always gives me a lift, although we haven't had a Robin this summer, so it's a miss for me.  And I always feel that Christmas is on the way when they come to the garden at the end of the year.  It's as if the 'season' is about to really start.

    Really nice to see these photos.  Always gives me a thrill when birds potter about nearby - a confirmation that we are all in this world together and that our gardens really are special for wildlife and ourselves.

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