Mar 092014

Erithacus rubecula
Petirrojo Europeo

I have been few times in the garden hide this winter, the migratory species being quite absent but this time I decided to play with this mischievous robin well decided not to have his picture taken… His eyes were locked on the lens and he moved extremely fast, perching on the stone, steeling a maggot and taken off, the whole action in half a second!

Erithacus rubecula

Erithacus rubecula

J’ai bien peu affûté dans le jardin cet hiver, les espèces migratrices étant absentes ou presque, mais j’ai joué avec ce Rouge-gorge qui était vraiment bien décidé à ne pas se laisser tirer le portrait… Il avait l’œil rivé sur l’objectif!! Je l’ai tout de même eu à 3 reprises…

Erithacus rubecula

Deux jours plus tard, un autre débarque avec un collier gris au beau milieu de son plastron orange… Assez surprenant! Début de sa mue printanière, la construction du nid déjà en route ou une bagarre avec un autre mâle? En tout cas, il me fait irrésistiblement penser à certains perroquets qui se “plument” et c’est par ces plumes-là qu’ils commencent généralement… 🙁

Two days later, another Robin turns up with a grey patch right in the middle of its orange bib… Rather surprising! The beginning of its spring molt, nest building on the way or fight with another robin? In any case, it reminds me of parrots plucking their feathers and that is usually where they start!

Erithacus rubecula

Erithacus rubecula

Noushka Wildlife


Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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