The other birds I’ll do another time, but today I want to share this particular bird.
The ‘cute’ pose. Now they’re very territorial, and often chase off intruders to their space. There’s a hide at Summer Leys that has a few feeders outside, so even the Robins have to restrain themselves a bit, or else they’d never get any feeding done.
I sat watching the birds coming and going; Blue Tits, Greenfinches, Tree Sparrows, a few Robins and Blackbirds, and then I noticed this one.
I’ve not stretched it in the processing; it’s a bit of posturing by the Robin. But what was it all about?
Enter stage right………….
another one. They both stood, facing each other, swaying from side to side.
Usually I’ve seen them chase each other away, or on the rare occasions resort to a bit of fighting, before one takes off. But this was something different. Something I’ve never seen before.
A courtship dance, maybe?