Tuesday 29 March 2016

Sweetly Sings the Robin

Came across this little fellow singing away in a low bush by the Devon Pastures boardwalk in Sconce Park. Every so often he would chirp up, and then wait to hear a responding call from another bird somewhere perhaps 20-30 metres away on the left of these shots.

This bird was quite happy to sit and pose for shots for minutes, unlike the long tailed tits flitting around the willow trees being chased around by dunnocks. Only got the one shot of these tricksy little blighters!

All in all I've had a good day, small tortoiseshell butterflies have been up and about, and I've had a 7km walk, and a 12km run on a day where stinging rainstorms alternated with bright sunshine in twenty minute cycles until late afternoon.

I've been looking for the swallows and sand martins that have been reported as having arrived in the area, but there were no fancy visitors sitting on the telegraph wires I kept scanning. I'm sure they will be around when I head out to North Muskham Lake in the next couple of days, that's where I first saw one about 25th March last year.

Three more days to have springtime adventures in!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 29.03.16


  1. Lovely shot of the Robin, and we'll done with the Long-tailed tit. They are so hard to photograph as they don't stay still, my camera can't focus fast enough.. And off it goes!
    We have had a bit of sun as well as snow, hail, and quite a bit of rain.
    Amanda xx

  2. I can't help but smile when I see a Robin. Great to see your photos Si and all through early spring you've been photographing some really cheery sights, which I've thoroughly appreciated.

  3. Wonderful photos! Those little fellows look very sweet as well.

  4. Lovely Robin photos Simon. Sand Martins have been reported round here too.

  5. Such wonderful photo's, I've enjoyed looking at them.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  6. Great shots of the Robin and at least you did manage one of the LTT.

  7. I'm so pleased people are enjoying these pictures! Really enjoy trying to get nice bird shots, despite the frustration!