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scraglet 2

scraglet 2
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Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 70-300mm Macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-29 12:20
Viewed: 2958
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
the same bird as before this time looking up. i said this was a new bird but i wonder now looking at the evidence below if this isn't scrag with his new feathers. info from http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/robin.htm
Robins are rarely seen or heard during midsummer (July-August) when they are moulting and become rather retiring.
The juvenile Robin has speckled buff-brown upper parts and underparts. They have no red feathers so that adult birds do not attack them in territorial disputes. The speckled feathers are lost in a partial moult when the bird is about two to three months old.
behavior noted in our garden.
seen eating honeysuckle berries, crickets, porridge oats.
has prominent resting perches and favourite spots.
seems to like human company and sings quietly resting on one leg nearby.
keeps to the shadows and one eye on the sky.
does not like to share territory except with birds bigger than himself.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-29 12:32]

Hi Sue. Who ever he is he is a fine looking robin. You have taken him with a nice pose with his head looking up in the air. With good natural colours.well done TFS.

Hello Sue,

As a robin fanatic, I just love your shot!
Every shot reveals something about the character of these appealing little birds!
Is he sticking his beak in the air in an aristocratic fashion, or simply surveying the land! Whatever, it is a good pose and shows that all important glint in his eye!

Lovely details of his plummage and excellent dof to isolate him from his b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Sue,

Great shot of this interesting bird.Lighting,colours,sharpness and composition are excellent.
Good note.

Hi Sue
Would have liked to see more of the face in this photo, but still very nice colour contrast etc.

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