The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.
– traditional nursery rhyme
The robin is particularly associated with Christmas and is a popular image for Christmas cards. This is probably because the robin is one of the few British birds to sing all year round. Its song from mid-December into spring is particularly strong, as males seek to defend territory and attract a mate.
Beautiful bird…a bit smaller than the North American variety, but just as striking in appearance.
Thanks! Yes, quite a lot smaller. I like the American ones too.
Everybody loves robins and you really did the gorgeous little bird justice.
Beautiful images, Rachael.
By the way, I wanted to let you know that you’ve inspired me with the image that you posted last week (Winter Walk) that I went ahead and purchased Simplify. Thank you 🙂
This is the most adorable robin I’ve ever seen. Your photos are marvelous, so in focus and captured. Thanks for sharing!
Charming! The bird is all fluffed up as if it’s quite chilly. I wonder why we find these little birds so cute, but not the American Robin.
So very pretty!
The robin is a colourful little star
Your robins are so much smaller and far more lovely than ours. I don’t see them around so much in the winter either. Your wonderful image makes yours look a bit like our hummingbirds.