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Old 10th April 2012, 04:43 PM   #11
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I did think possibly something mimicking but then questioned if so many would mimic the same thing. You state starlings (plural) though Kathy so perhaps, perhaps! Thanks all for looking into it. I do also have another question if I may. I have noticed 2 very distint shapes of robin this year. One the usual squatty kind of character on Christmas cards but another very slender robin who stands tall and elegant, really lngthening the body (even on cold days) and it is very red breast. I thought perhaps it might have been a winter visitor as I haven't seem any for a while? Would this be right and if so from where? Thanks xx
Great to notice this, the Robin standing upright is probably a male trying either to impress a female or threaten another male, Robins are extreemly territorial and I think showing off the red breast is the initial movement for either of the above.

The two pictures show the stance...

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