Britain’s Favourite Bird

The Robin red breast is our little treasure with a population of over 6 million it is written obout appears on Christmas cards in movies. The Robin is friendly but will defend its territory. It sings all year round and sings through the night.

If there’s one call I here when I walk in the countryside its the Robin, like a guide it calls high from the tree tops, sitting showing its red breadt off. There quick to land when you dig new soil over or move garden waste round picking off small insects.

When I visited the our van in winter time it was freezing cold so I sat on the floor with the door open and had a sandwich. I look as a little Robin hopped in to the kitchen then came close to me feet for a bit of bread. Then it went down the hallway into our bedroom then back to me for more bread.

There very hard to tell apart when it comes to male and female, but what I have found is ther such a joy to photograph. If there’s not a lot happening and its quiet then the Robin will sit for me wings dropped looking proud for the moment my shutter is released.

What a beautiful bird we have as our favourite and such a amazing red breast.

The Robin.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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