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Merry Chickmas!

The last chicken of the year is…a robin. He’s an honorary member of my flock. We always have one, and he always comes to feed with the chooks.

You’ll note it’s a completely different species than an American robin – more like a chickadee in size and shape. Here he is in color. The European robin (Erithacus rubecula).

The robin is beloved of Brits and frequent symbol of Christmas here because they are around all Winter and they’re cheeky little bastards. If they were the size of seagulls, they’d probably have a bodycount.

And with that, I’m back to work tomorrow. I hope you had a great break and thank you for indulging me!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 3, 2022, 8:45 pm

Robin…Robin… Rings a bell. Oh, yes, Christopher Robin. I think he designed some really nice buildings in London way back in the late 1600s. His biggie seems to be St. Paul’s on Ned Ludd Hill.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 3, 2022, 10:43 pm

Uh, Uncle Al, I think you mean Christoper Chickadee – Christopher Robin lived in the big Forest in Sherwood with Maid Winnie

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: January 3, 2022, 10:57 pm

Thank you for indulging us, Stoaty.

Uncle Al & Some Veg: Eyeroll!!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: January 4, 2022, 12:33 am

Canthark’s motion is seconded!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 4, 2022, 3:52 am

What a cheerful little visitor to the garden! And a perfect photo! I need to dig out my watercolors and push some paint around (if I can remember how to begin).

Happy New Year, Stoaty and Uncle Badger

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