The robin in its environment

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 28.07.2018 - 09:26

Photos and video record Ahto Täpsi
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Estonian text posted 25.07.2018




Robin       Punarind        Erithacus rubecula


There is reason to talk about the robins since they nest for the second time and their numbers should at the moment be reaching at least a million individuals since the birds from the first nesting have already fledged and the male is busy with them. The female either lays eggs or is already incubating the second clutch and when the nestlings hatch the male comes to help the female to feed them. The first generation must from that point onwards manage on its own

The young birds are as yet not at all like the adults. Without the orange breast front they rather look like a dunnock, nightingale or redstart and this of course causes bewilderment for a watcher.

Robins mostly feed on the ground, looking for insects, but now they have an imcreasing interest in berries.


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