Early Bird Gets The Worm – European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)   4 comments

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During my visit to London in March 2015, I discovered a birding paradise called St. James Park located in the heart of London.
The overcast weather conditions during my stay not withstanding, I braved the chill and the drizzle to do some birding. There were an unending list of waterfowls – some wild and some that were distinctly captive.
The list of lifers for me were unending including this European Robin. Though a pretty common bird here, it was indeed too cute to miss. I saw atleast forty new species of birds and I still haven’t been able to identify all of the them. A few of the identified ones include the Great Tit, Eurasian Wren, European Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted duck, Red crested Pochards, Blackbird, Bar headed Geese, Wood pigeons etc.
Coming back to the European Robin, my persistence eventually paid off as the sun came out for a few minutes and this bird obliged by flying in close enough for a photo opportunity.
It goes without saying that I will haunt this place the next time I get to visit London and hopefully the weather Gods will oblige too.

4 responses to “Early Bird Gets The Worm – European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

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  1. It’s funny to read a different perspective on the birds of the world. You don’t see European robins in India – I see them every day in the UK. But then I’d never seen a bulbul until I went to India.
    I like the way you captured the robin with food in his beak.

    • Thanks Karolyn. I guess it’s a phenomenon that I experience while traveling within India as well. Few months ago I was in The state of Gujarat and my local host was quite amused that I was spending so much time trying to click common cranes. We dont see those at all in Bangalore. People plan for months to get glimpses of some of the long distance migrants – a timely reminder of the beauty of the world without borders.

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