There are so many Robin pictures in this post that I decided to link it to Robin’s blog Witlessdatingafterfifty 🙂 Please visit and follow!
So, I met this handsome little Robin, distracted him with a small talk and took out my camera. I kept talking and shooting, and he didn’t mind much and didn’t fly away because he was in his mid-moult at that time. It takes energy to build new feathers…
… and it is itchy too.
Robin changed his position and turned back to see if I still was there.
I still was. He looked at me disapprovingly, and I quietly retired blowing him a kiss for a ‘thank you’.
Here is another example of moulting – a grasshopper ‘skin’ we found in the backyard.
It is not a skin, of course, but his exoskeleton. To know more about grasshopper moulting, watch this short video accompanied by romantic music. 🙂
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