a robin in winter

10 Dec

london 6.25pm 3.1C dark now. sunday 2017

i saw a robin today. i am glad the cold dont affect them. it had been snowing in london earlier, though by the time i woke up at about 8am it has stopped. all that remains of evidence is the sprinkling of white on the cars and the roof of the sheds. it seems to have snowed up north.

but i was right glad to see that robin. it is unusual to see it, because it was in the centre of london. or near enough. haha. it was near the waitrose in porchester road. with its red breast and all. looking very chirpy and ruffling its feathers to fluff them up and lifting its tail up and down to keep its balance. i wonder what it finds to eat at this time of year. googling it, i find it likes fruits and seeds and mealworms. which are the larvae of a beetle. how it finds them is a mystery i mean are there any mealworms even in this winter weather. but robins dont migrate away from england in winter. they hang around so they must find things to eat. 

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i was too slow to get my camera out of my bag to take a photo of that robin i saw , so this google image will do. they are so cute, and really very small. 

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3 Responses to “a robin in winter”

  1. Garfield Hug Monday December 11, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    From this pix, I can imagine the Robin you saw! Odd, I thought they would be nested somewhere warm and not out and about. I hope you have a nice Christmas dinner planned for the holidays 😀

    • alifesgayventure Monday December 11, 2017 at 8:23 am #

      i think no robin is having to look after eggs or young ones, so there is no reason for them to be sitting in their nests. not like us, who can watch tv whilst inside. haha. they have to go foraging for food, whereas we can just go buy it from a supermarket. our lives are better than robins. in fact, what the nature programs like blue planet taught me is that animals do nothing but eat, fight , court, (and one second of sex for some of them lucky ones haha) and then they die. fishes are worst… we complain about our lives, but i think animal lives are the worst.

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