A Robin’s Trust

Hi Trish

Another update on my robins.

 

I guessed the robin that eats from my hand was female from it’s head marking. I now know I got this wrong.

 

Yesterday I witnessed him courtship feeding his mate. He took suet from my hand and flew to her and put it in her beak.

 

I had to look this behaviour up, as I have not seen it before. The male feeds his mate starting a couple of days before she produces eggs.

He will continue to feed her whilst she remains on the nest. As this only happens for a couple of days away from the nest. I was very lucky. 

 

The femail robin only ate from my hand on 1 occasion and sadly hasn’t plucked up courage since.

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