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Robins
Today I managed to get two robins to feed from my hand. I have been wanting to try this for some time and I was over the moon when they came to me and allowed me to feed them. Such trust in a wild bird is amazing.

8 comments

Jenny McIntyre said:

Oh how wonderful, Steve. You were so lucky. Were they the ones you seem to take many pictures of - if so, that's probably why - they've seen you several times and so know they're safe with you. It must have been an incredible experience - good on you.
3 years ago

Maeluk said:

I see a number of different robins Jenny but these two seem friendly. I tried a third and it got very close but backed off so I dropped some food on the ground for it.
3 years ago

Peggy C said:

You have magic around you, Steve !
3 years ago

Amelia said:

Our resident robin comes close enough to touch but I've never had the opportunity to hand feed it. Did you get 2 robins at once, Steve?
3 years ago

Maeluk said:

Not at once.. they are quite territorial. I got one then walked a way and got the other. Another came close but didn't feed so I left some food on the ground for it.
3 years ago

Amelia replied to Maeluk:

I didn't think you'd have 2 feeding at once. There would have been quite a squabble.
3 years ago

HappySnapper said:

That's marvellous, must have given you some satisfaction, I may have a breeding pair which come to the garden together but only one feeds at a time while the other one stays back.
3 years ago

Maeluk said:

Nice Maurice. My sister is trying to termpt a robin at the moment :)
3 years ago