My first attempt at collages simply because there are so many photos to tell the tale!
Click on pic to enlarge and then click on individual photo to see what the robin is up to!
After the last freeze on the Tues it was sunny and I headed out to the plot, this tiny robin hopped along beside me to see where I was going.He hopped into the shed because during the summer there were usually crumbs etc to be found after the various picnics.I threw him the remains of my sandwich which he pecked at for a few minutes. I left him hopping around where I had dug out the parsnips as the ground was soft after all the frost had thawed.
Tues of this week was a different story, I made it out to the plot as I had no snow photos of the allotments.The robin met me in the car park and hopped ahead of me, stopping every now and then as if to say forget the photos and start digging!He knew exactly where I was headed and was there before me!He got into nearly every photo I took as I moved he moved in front of me.
I did get a fork from the tool shed but could make no impression on the frozen ground, even the snow was frozen hard.
Then he hopped over to our small compost heap which had the wheelbarrow tipped over it and I wondered if it had been protected from the big freeze.
I was able to loosen up the soil which for the most part had broken down and was frost free. The robin was getting quite excited maybe he understood what I was trying to do?! He hopped within about 4 ins of my boot because I had to put down the fork to take a photo.
Success! He flew up to the top of the heap and nabbed himself a nice juicy worm, there was a bit of a tussle as the worm was not giving in without a fight.I had seen a few worms as I dug but whether they escaped deeper down I don't know.
One happy Robin!
This is my last post before Christmas so I would l like to wish all of my readers who have followed the blog over the year a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas where ever you are in the world.