Robin picking up after a picnic

We stopped off in Portmeirion in Wales, on the way back from a couple of days in Harlech, and were having a bite to eat in the carpark before heading home. A couple of robins, clearly used to picking up after picnics, hopped down to grab what crumbs they could. I set the camera onto slow-motion video, placed it down pointing towards a scrap and crossed my fingers!

I like how dynamic and powerful such a small bird looks from this angle – it’s purpose of motion and the accuracy of the grab are impressive. For a screature which relies upon seizing an opportunity to take a morsel of food, and then getting back out of range of predators, the little robin is perfectly adapted!


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