Friday, April 25, 2014

A Forest Robin

I'm finally able to have some new pictures that are more like my older stuff, some wildlife in the forest. American robins like this one were some of my most frequent subjects. That's mostly because they never mind having their picture taken.

Most other animals, like the rabbit I saw the other day, run away so fast that I never have even the smallest chance of getting any pictures. I've gotten better at catching them over the years, but my fast camera ability has gotten a bit rusty over the last year or so.

It's kind of easy to get pictures of a big waterfall or a statue, or even a few cows, but little forest creatures are another matter. All I have to do to take pictures of scenery is to stand there pointing my camera for however long I want, and the picture comes out okay every time. It's not really going anywhere very fast.

But even this robin didn't stick around for very long. It hopped along this fallen tree trunk and then posed on this old branch for a few seconds, and then it just up and flew away. I never saw it again. The good thing was that there were plenty of other robins in the forest.

American robins are a bit different than most other birds. They like to hop along on the ground a lot. You don't see many other kinds of birds on the forest floor. And they make so much racket hopping through the leaves that you'd swear that you were hearing bigger animals walking around in the forest.

The noise that robins make when it gets kind of dark and you're not used to the forest can be a little disturbing. You may think there are animals all around you. There are, but they're not the bigger animals you begin thinking of. They're just these friendly little robins. I really like them. I'll talk to you later.

16 comments:

  1. Nice to see you stalking the wildlife for us again!

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    1. I hope to be out there a lot more this year.

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  2. Taking photos of wildlife is hard for most humans because they aren't used to getting into the right rhythm. I bet a kitty could give you remedial lessons!

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    1. Us humans are just not as good at catching them like you kitties are.

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  3. So different to our robin with the red breast...and yet from what you have said their characteristics are very similar.

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    1. I sometimes wonder how our robins got named after yours. I'm sure I've read the answer somewhere before though.

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  4. Sometimes it just happens and they pose

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  5. Oh, we can be disturbed by a friendly Robin if they are in the dark.

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    1. In the dark, anything can be disturbing.

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  6. i so agree, it's hard to take picture of birds, sometimes, it's by luck when we get lucky enough the birds stay put for us :) beautiful photos of robin

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    1. Those lucky times we catch something rare are my favorite.

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  7. Love robins! They are cheerful songs, seem to feel equally at home in forest or park, and are symbolic of spring.

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    1. You've described exactly what I love about robins.

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  8. Few things are better than watching a forest wake up from the long sleep of winter.

    Nice blog

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: I was at college with the daughter of the person who drew you mouse!

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    1. I agree, this is my favorite time of year.

      That's pretty cool about the Danger Mouse thing.

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