Monday, May 19, 2008

Robin basking in the sunlight


8 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Great photograph of this robin.. they are such beautiful but over looked birds.. thanks shell

Bird Girl said...

What a lovely shot! The light comes down on the robin in such a way that puts a twinkle in the eye - wow!

The Birdlady said...

What would spring be without them? Lovely!
Re: my bluebirds - last summer they were movie stars - I installed a nestbox cam, and we watched the entire process - it was miraculous. I installed the camera again, but they got fickle, and nested elsewhere - the first brood, to my horror, in a Williamsburg-type ceramic bottle; this clutch is in my "other" nestbox, the one we usually have chickadees or titmice in.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

To me Robins always look like a boy with his first suit. So proud and standing up straight. Another great photo

Shellmo said...

Thank you Stacey - I definitely view them in a different way.

Birdgirl- thank you!!

Birdlady - I agree about the Robins. I keep thinking about getting a nestcam - but I think all the babies are in your yard!

Onedia - What a great analogy!

Sandpiper said...

This is a beautiful portrait. I love when the Robins return in the springtime. Their songs are wonderful.

Shellmo said...

Sandpiper - I love their cheerful song too! :-)

ONEDIA HAYES SYLVEST said...

Thanks for adding me to your favorites list. birdlady, I would love a nest cam. This year I am just opening the wonderful box my Matthew built for me to check on them. Just posted a photo of clutch 2.

I think before I buy a nest cam I want a night cam to mount in front to catch sight of the evening critters like the one who knocked the nectar bottle off the hanger trying to get to the finch sack.