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Bathing with a friend (1)
European Robins are fiercely territorial: even outside the breeding season, a male will not tolerate another male on his patch. These two are likely to be a male and a female. Regardless, it was astonishing to see two Robins, on the roof of our electricity substation, perfectly happy with each other's presence. Sometimes they were bathing only a foot apart. I got dozens of pics, though light was poor and the pics are heavy crops

I hope you're all OK. My brother has tested positive but is double jabbed and boosted, and only has very mild symptoms.

John
Habitat
Woodland of various kinds, usually deciduous or mixed but purely coniferous in some areas. Found in lower branches of trees and in bushes and shrubs, usually feeding on the ground. Common in parks and gardens, especially in Britain, also hedgerows and road verges but avoids most open spaces, except maybe on migration. May enter buildings in very harsh weather (Opus)
Location
London, UK (taken at home)
Date taken
12 December 2021
Scientific name
Erithacus rubecula
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/250th sec, f/5.6, ISO 2500
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quite an unusual sight indeed, John, superb photo of these two robins bathing side by side, beautifully captured, love it, many tfs!!
Keep safe, JJ
 
lovely to see these two together john, something you don`t see very often...well done....
 

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Britain & Europe
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Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/250 second(s)
ISO
2500
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Robins 443A0138 1000 standard BF.jpg
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184.9 KB
Date taken
Sun, 12 December 2021 11:53 AM
Dimensions
1000px x 625px

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