Saturday, November 03, 2007

Chummy

As we were walking in Culzean today, this little fellow seemed to want our company. He got closer and closer and sat still very near to me.

8 comments:

Katya said...

Aw, he is adorable! What type of bird is it? (please don't tell me 'Chummy'!)

An Honest Man said...

This is our little Robin, frequently called a "Robin Redbreast" for obvious reasons.

He might look cute, but in defence of his territory, he can be vicious to other small birds.

He's the most common bird on UK Christmas cards.

An Honest Man said...

Katya,

I'm having problems connecting to your site.

Katya said...

Oh phooey! I was going to ask if the little bird was a robin, as it really does look a good deal like the robins here, although perhaps smaller. The red breast is truly a giveaway! We also call ours "Robin Redbreast" as well!

I have been having some "issues" with our server. They are supposedly doing maintenance to make things work better...hmmm....

Jackie said...

Not sure where my comment went - apologies if you eventually get two identical ones!

Anyway, the last comment said that this was a lovely picture - my attempts at close-up wildlife shooting never come out this well!

Also, my new blog Glasgow Daily Photo is now up and running - you're very welcome to visit :)

An Honest Man said...

Katya,

The bird Americans call a robin is not the same bird that inspired English writers. That robin in the UK is Erithacus rubecula. The American robin, Turdus migratorius, is much larger and is actually a type of thrush.

Jackie,

Nice to hear from you. I've added your link to my page.

Ackworth Born said...

This is a robin is it - I thought they were smaller - definitely had one of these at my bird-feeder -- have just refilled it.

An Honest Man said...

Gerald,

It is a small bird; it just let me get up close.

The adult is very difficult to confuse with any other bird because of the red breast, which juveniles don't have.