Scared By a Robin?

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  1. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yep, it’s true. I’m so used to seeing the smaller songbirds in my backyard blind that I got startled by a Robin! This is my first Robbin of the season and I wasn’t used to seeing them. Needless to say I missed that shot…so what else is new. :grumpy:


    Saw this poor White-crowned Sparrow with an apparent broken or injured leg. He seems to be well-fed for now, so hopefully he’ll survive.
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    My backyard pond is working out great!!
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    Got a Dark-eyed Junco as the sun went down.
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    Very good shooting! :)

    Out of interest you sure its an injured leg? Just wondering becauase I know with larger birds (like ducks) they will stand upon one leg from time to time (apparently its a sign they are conent/happy with things) though I've never seen a smaller songbird doing such (they appear to allways hop around on two legs) but could be this happening?
     
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    Definitely an injury. The other leg was almost dangling. :(
     
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    Nice captures........Nice set up in #2~
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Eric, that pond is working well. Of course I just re-dug it on Saturday. Added another 2 feet!
     
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    great shots and as for your backyard what feed are you providing to recieve these great birds
     
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    I use Black-oil Sunflower Seed, Nyjer for the Goldfinches, and I make a Peanut Butter Suet. Here's my backyard set up: DYI Backyard Blind and Pond
     
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    wow great setup i especially like the water fall =)
     
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    Thanks! I've changed it up a bit. I've added another 2 feet to the pond and some branches etc. Bought another hummingbird feeder too.
     

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