Saturday, June 27, 2009

Robin Of The Boardwalk

Even though I just showed you another series of pictures of a robin a few days ago, I want to tell you about this one too. I've told you before that there are very many different types of birds on the boardwalk nature preserve that I recently found. This robin is one of them.

I saw this robin shortly after I finished looking at the snake I told you about yesterday. This fat little robin was exactly where you see it when I walked over. I was able to get very close and take a few pictures before it flew away. It didn't seem as scared as most robins I meet.

I get a lot of pictures of robins, but I've had much better luck with them lately. My pictures were coming out blurry every time I tried to capture something that moved. That meant any squirrels, birds, or just about any small creature turned out to be only good in my memory. My pictures were useless.

But now everything is working much better. Now I can relax and pay attention to other things, like why I was able to get so close to this bird. As you can see, there isn't any place to hide for the robin but it stayed right there. It could have easily flown away as soon as I saw it, but it was happy to keep its place on the walkway.

The birds in this place see humans every day so they are very used to them. The fear of humans that are close by them isn't as great for these birds. This is the benefit of a busy area like this. These animals are routinely fed by humans so they don't see a huge threat. The good thing is that the human food source won't run out any time soon.

This may be a very good place to see birds, and a good place for the birds to go when they're hungry. Maybe sometimes human interaction with wild animals can work. If only it could be this way everywhere.

11 comments:

  1. It's good to see that a bird is comfortable around human. It's shown how they being treated by the human around them. Have a great weekend Ratty :)

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  2. you are getting very in tune with nature it appears to me. your adventures and pictures are part of my every day routine, and for that i thank you.

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  3. She is "fluffy" isn't she? I like how bright she looks in the sun in this shot. Soooo pretty!
    Good job, Ratty!

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  4. I started to observe movement of birds after all the stories I have read. Though some are fluffy, but they fly like a bullet, I means, in the shape of a bullet.

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  5. She is a cutie and I love seeing these robins. I have found lately that birds now seem to pose for photos. Seriously, when once they would fly away they are now getting comfortable with the paparazzi :)

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  6. I couldn't take any birds picture of birds or squirrels yet..You did great with these pictures..

    We didn't have power for over 2 days after the storm, I hope you're ok...

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  7. wish there were more birds from where I live...

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  8. Great photos, he is a pretty one. You have found a great place for birds and other great wildlife.

    SQ

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  9. I really like close encounters with animals. Always better when they are nice safe ones like robins!

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  10. vanilla - This place is designed for humans to treat the birds well. It makes both happy.
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    PJ - I just try to be part of my surroundings. I'm glad you think it's working.
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    The Retired One - Yeah, she's the fattest little robin I've ever seen.
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    rainfield61 - A bird's shape can be very deceptive. Like you say, they change to the shape of a bullet when they are flying.
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    Poetic Shutterbug - It must be the season for birds to practice their strut. If you're gonna strut, you might as well have an audience.
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    Icy BC - Try and see if your camera has a setting where when you hold down the button it takes continuous pictures. That's how I get them.

    I was lucky with the storm this time. We used to lose power every time, but we haven't the last several.
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    Karina - Keep watching very closely at your surroundings and you'll begin to see birds, even if there aren't very many.
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    SquirrelQueen - Yes, I've found an excellent place. But it's going to be very hard to find parking near there.
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    Sharkbytes - It is so much easier with safe animals. I find myself with a few more dangerous ones too often now for where I live.

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