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This blog will contain pictures and information from my everyday encounters with nature in London and the surrounding areas. I will log details of the origin of each photograph thus recording what there is to be seen and where it was seen. I very much welcome anyone else who can upload photos and information about nature in London and the home counties. I work freelance in the film industry so have plenty of days off. I hope to update Monday to Friday and once on the weekend posting at around 19.30, I don't post on bank holidays

Friday, 18 March 2011

Robin (Erithacus modularis)

Robin- Dulwich rd
I thought I'd blog on a Robin today as one conveniently landed on the tree outside my living room window this morning. One of the most recognisable British birds and a favorite on Christmas decorations and greeting cards a tradition that dates back to the middle of the 19th century when postmen wore red tunics. They are quite cheeky bold little birds and are very territorial. Adults have the very recognisable red face, throat and belly. They can live 10 years although due to traffic and domestic cats a huge percentage die before reaching 1. The male is very aggressive protector of his territory and will go after pretty much anything that flashes red. Fights between males are fierce and may result in death. The eat mostly insects but will also eat fruit and seeds.

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