As I was walking off the dock this morning, a burst of the most brilliant colour flashed through my periphery and came to rest on a mooring line some 20 metres away. Cursing that I didn’t have a decent camera with me I fished out my iPhone and started taking photos of a distant speck, whilst slowly walking towards it. Incredibly this fabulous little creature allowed me to approach to within a distance of about 2 metres before it flew off. What a very privileged start to the day I had.
We are lucky enough to get a large number and variety of avian visitors to our garden. One of my favourite species is the Robin. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, it is also a wonderful song bird. Most importantly for us photographers, it is a very inquisitive, voraciously hungry and extremely brave little creature which means that, despite its small size, it is relatively easy to get quite close for some great photos! Despite the old saying alluded to in the title of this post, this little fellow caught his worm and bugs mid-afternoon.