Robins come calling

The robin is getting bolder all the time and has begun standing on the window ledge and staring in at us through the window. Sometimes he looks at us from the washing line.

robin-line

This morning we offered mealworms through the open window and he came straight for them.

robin-windowEnlarge the picture and you’ll see the blackbird watching from the path

I know that this could become a bit of a  nuisance when we want to have the windows open, but we’ll see what happens. For now, it’s fascinating to see these birds close up and catch the details that we’d otherwise have missed, such as the whisker-like feathers just in front of the beak.

whiskers

I have one picture, above, where you can just make out these feathers and there is a clearer look at them here.

4 thoughts on “Robins come calling

  1. Yesterday when Ben and I were working in the garage, the male robin and female blackbird came inside to stand looking at us and demand worms; their respective partners were waiting just outside – the male blackbird with half a beak of insects and earthworms and the female robin cheeping for courtship feeding. May the gods help us if they decide to bring the broods along!

  2. I’m always so impressed with your close up photos, such detail, fabulous!

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