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Robin - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marilyn

It’s not 1am. It’s not New York. It’s not 1954. I’m not Billy Wilder. There aren’t 100 male photographers here. There aren’t …

Robin - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robin of the day

It wasn’t known that female Robins sing until less than 100 years ago. Male scientists seem to have assumed that they didn’t. …

Robin - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pettirosso

European Robins are fascinating. This one is the forest in Italy looks like a youngster, as it has a pale band on …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

One bauble left

It appears I haven’t managed to take all the Christmas decorations down in time. There’s one bauble still left: A Robin’s life …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robins, Robins everywhere

We’re at a nature reserve in Italy, a WWF Oasi called the Lago di Alviano. There are European Robins here and they’re …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robin Orangebreast

Robins. Humans love them. We’ve developed a whole mythology around them and they form an essential part of our mid-winter iconography. We …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robin Orange-Breast

Robins don’t have red breasts; they are orange, surely? Maybe they are called red because it’s alliterative with Robin. Maybe they’re called …

Kestrel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Seaton Wetlands

Sunshine; warmth; the feel of spring in the air. It’s a while since I’ve felt that; and that’s also true for wildlife. …

Chaffinch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Birds in the park

I’ve got a few hours spare this afternoon and the weather is bright. The forecasts are for dull weather for days, so …

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Feathered friends

There’s time to visit Stover Country park and see some wildlife today. I’m taking my dad along so he can experience one …

Orley Common - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A walk on Orley Common

Orley Common is a true common – absolutely no-one owns it or has ever owned it – it belongs to us all. …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robbing Robin

This Robin is screaming a song of dominance and intimidation, proclaiming its territory and its swaggering intention to repel any strangers daring …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robin

There’s a routered Robin portrait at the park which I’m admiring for its child-like simplicity. An then there’s the real thing. Utterly …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bitter cold

It was bitterly cold out on the Exminster Marshes this morning.