Friday, January 30, 2009

Cheep Cheep!


, originally uploaded by Flora Douville.
Photo by Flora Douville

I love European robins, they're so much cuter than American ones!

And for comparison, here's an American robin...
American Robin by leftantler.
Photo by leftantler

The first English settlers called these birds Robins
because of their similar rusty red breasts,
they're actually a member of the Thrush family!

ok while I'm on the topic of birds I have to give a shout out
to the bluebird, even though it's been an unusually cold
winter here, with more than normal snow fall, there are
still flocks of pairs of bluebirds! I've seen them outside
my house and on walks, their cerulean colored backs are
like arcs of electricity against the grey-brown background
of the Vineyard winter.

Blue Bird by cbgrfx123.
Photo by cbgrfx123

and if you're feeling a little birdy yourself check
out these cool head pieces at Charm School Design
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.50095821.jpg

10 comments:

nibblescribbler said...

Gosh...I'm so interested...are Robins really different in the states?? Howso?

I've got to agree with you - was watching three (very unusual given they are little solo artists these robins) Robins hop about the birdtable this morning. A very good smile factor :)

Pigtown-Design said...

My sister's name is Robin because our father was born in Nottingham. I always get her little english robin cards when I am travelling over ther.

Raina said...

Is it wrong to want to cuddle the first bird pictured?

hmstrjam said...

you'll probably crush his little bones, but thinking about it's ok!

nibblescribbler said...

Oho - good comparison photo, thank you! I'm now enlightened...

...and I hate to say it, I was remaining openminded...but you're right, the little Brits rule this time! Aren't the little mites dinky?

Thanks for posting...

J. Leigh Designz said...

Yes I like the english one better! I hadn't known there was a difference!

giulia said...

Just quick pop-in to say bonjour, darling Jamie. You've had a brilliant week! Will be back next week or sooner. Must run after Julie (aka GG)as I just heard a crash in kitchen & she's running into the bedroom. Good thing she's cute. ciao-meow! Susan

halloweenie, smile! said...

Wow, I love birds and you're right, the European robins are soo much cuter! :D

lady grey said...

very interesting! they are all cute, but the first one is the cutest for sure :) damnit why is everything better in europe :P

nibblescribbler said...

This is way late and I'm disorganised as usual, but I took you a little photo of a puffed up Robin in the snow the other day...