Friday, January 27, 2012

Robins!

“Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off and they are nearly always doing it.”  ~ The Secret Garden

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Our neighborhood had the privilege of hosting a flock of robins the other day. Four of the tallest trees surrounding our house were covered in robins! I recorded a little of their chattering! Ignore the lack of film skills and just listen to them talk.

“To speak robin to a robin is like speaking French to a Frenchman” ~ The Secret Garden

6 comments:

  1. Oh lovely! I don't think I've ever seen more than a dozen robins together.

    Incidentally, did you know that the American Robin is actually a different species than the European Robin? I just learned that last year. I think it was named after the European bird by homesick settlers because it has a similar red breast; but the two are not closely related. So it's a bit funny-- and maybe a bit sad too?-- to think that all those Robins in English books are actually a different sort of bird.

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    1. I didn't know that! I am a little sad now.

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    2. I just looked up a picture of a European Robin. They do look like cheeky little buggers!

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  2. Delightful, thankyou.
    There are Robin species in NZ also, with plumage in dark grey or black with white and lemon (no red) and with the characteristic lovely song-notes. I've never seen one as they live in the native forest areas. I loved seeing the Robin Redbreast in 'The Secret Garden'.
    [Valerie]

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  3. Emmett loved this video--he came in from the other room "chattering" the way cats do when they think birds are nearby! :)

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  4. That's so great to hear! This morning Paul came into the kitchen and was ecstatic to tell us he heard a bird singing outside. I wondered if it might be a robin but that would be way too early for us!

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