Feathering the Nest

I’ve always wanted to photograph an European Red Robin up close, but they are a very timid bird to capture, but lady luck shone on me yesterday when Mr & Mrs Robin decided to feather their spring nest right outside my office window in a cap between the security shutters. Not one to miss a perfect photo opportunity I set the camera on a tripod with a cable release attached on my desk, set the display on the camera to preview and merrily got on with my daily work, occasionally looking at the display to see what was happening and clicking away at the cable release as they busily flocked back and forth with leaves and twigs to build their home for the coming arrivals…

I’ve got to say it was the most welcome distraction I’ve had at work, and one which I’ll be watching closely over the coming weeks.

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15 thoughts on “Feathering the Nest”

  1. You captured their natural beauty~the color, the feathery details~so amazing….reminds me of the eagle cam…thank you for sharing~I look forward to their lifestyle pics as the nest is completed and their life together begins… 😉

  2. Great photos! and your robins are so different from ours in the USA. Here they have brick-red breasts and bellies. In Idaho they area as large as mourning doves. They are big, walking the grass with their chest pushed all out, stopping, then pulling long worms out of the earth. Maybe you’ll be able to get pix of their babies too. Keep posting…

  3. There seems to be lots of robins around at the moment which is really good news. They are all ravenous. They love the very expensive cheese, fruit and lard concoction I prepare for their delectation!!

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