bird behaviour

Robins at dawn

With the arrival of mild weather Robins are singing with great gusto in the mornings, particularly just before dawn. At dawn this morning the temperature was 8.5 celsius and the misty air carried the sound of at least five Robins singing near the house. Our local birds are starting to pair up now. There was some interesting Robin behaviour in the recent cold weather;  some garden feeding areas, including ours, had several Robins feeding together. This is very unusual Robin behaviour as they normally remain highly territorial. One survival strategy is to ignore these territory boundaries and share an abundant food source.

Robin studies- watercolour in sketchbook

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