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Come Sit By Me A While:Our Christmas Robin Redbreast.

Updated on December 17, 2012
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Erin and Val's garden.
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How wonderful to have you all visiting once again and this today I share My Little Robin Redbreast with you.

I can remember feeling so upset when I learnt that the Robin is a solitary bird and will kill another for his food.

Have you ever seen two or more Robins together?

I never have done so;so many sparrows;tits and many other birds come visiting our bird table in great numbers.

Because our Robin is always connected with beautiful Christmas scenes I thought that they were so loving and caring.

Then after thinking for a while I realised that this doesn't make them any less beautiful!!

Oh no this is simply the magic of Mother Nature's work.Her instincts she has shared wisely and how mundane would it be if all us humans were clones of each other!!!

It just wouldn't work would it ??

I feed my birds daily with a variety of seeds and also a premium mix of dried meal-worms and assorted bugs .The Robin devoures the dried meal-worms and bugs quicker than any other bird!!

I have never seen one on my feeders but they stand for ages enjoying the dried mixtures in a planter.

This hub is not all about the habits of a Robin but is about how magical they do make each and every Christmas.

Right then, cups of hot tea and coffee plus biscuits and Mince Pies;if someone can bring them outside ;today is so mild and I love sitting out here as you also do I know. I was going to invite you all over yesterday but didn't it pour down all day ???Not a day to sit out here.

Right are we all seated comfortably. Right I will start!!

Enjoy!!!


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Robin

Known as Redbreast

A cute sweet character

Chirps in a fashion so dainty

I thank Mother nature for this moment

To cherish today forever

My heart sings happily

Oh how I love

Robin.

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On a Christmas card

With a background of snow scenes

Sits Robin Redbreast.

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Richly singing

Oh how sweetly

Brings love and hope

I treasure daily

Never to cease.


x


Redbreast full of hope

Each daily visit

Daring to move a little closer

Branches sprinkled with snow

Rich in Mother nature's charm

Each day brings joy

And my heart sings

Soulful and festive

Three cheers for Robin Redbreast.

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A solitary soul

watches my movements

willing me on.....................



Robin Redbreast sits on his own

from his high branch

looks down

Spotting his treats

hungrily eats................


Sweet little bird

with a chest so red........


Robin Redbreast

a magical aura

a promise

a gift of true love........


Flying high

flying low.

Happy days

golden glow........................


A Christmas motto

each card

wrapping paper

Christmas scenes

falling snow......................


Each branch tip

caressed with

pure white snow................


Dainty footprints

small and sweet

follow the trail

blessings mounting

flight so high

emotions

so true

so sweet so longed for..................


Thank you oh sweet

Robin Redbreast.....................



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A Christmas

heartfelt wonder.

Heart beating

soft beats but so awesome

so strong

so powerful.........................


Warding off foes

a solitary stance.

For what we strongly believe in

we must stand up

so sure

determination brimming over..........................


We must stand up

make ourselves heard.................

Mother Nature's instincts so powerful

so right...................


Deep emotions

of each night.

Little stars shine

so bright...................


Feeders full snowflakes falling

we blow a whisper

a kiss

emotions almost innocent..................


In true belief

this has to be pure

this has to share

from my heart

to you all............


A love to shine

a message so clear

so strong

but

graciously filled

with

eternal charm...........................

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Oh Robin Redbreast

Snow white beauty

From that sweet baby

I am happy.


x


Each Christmas time I treasure

Safe in my heart

Each fresh image oh so sweet

Right from the start.


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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Good morning Eddy and what a wonderful way to start it with your beautiful poetry. I didn't know what you were saying about the robin in the beginning of your passage, but do agree that the way I think of these birds is that of love, cheer and Christmas-like. Thanks for sharing your amazing poetry here and do hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Have of course voted up and shared, too!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You know, even here the robin is a fairly solo bird...I never realized before. You will see mother and chick but that's about it. I had my own robin for awhile, one we took care of when it fell out of the nest, and they love live things to eat. They are not seed eaters. Here, the robins go south for the winter and we do not see them. Also, they do not have white on their chest like your robins.

      Okay, enough about the robin. Your poetry is lovely, filled with "eternal charm"...verse after verse flowing with love.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Voting up beautiful!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Janine as always it is so nice to see you have stopped by and have a wonderful day.I was also glad to know that you still think of the Robin as a beautiful bird.

      One of Mather Nature's gifts full of true instincts.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I have seen pictures of your Robin and there is not much similarity at all.

      Your loyal following and wonderful comments are always so greatly appreciated my friend. I wish you a wonderful run up to Christmas.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much lovedoctor926 and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Have a lovely day too Eiddwen.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So glad you liked this one lovedoctor and have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Of course the poetry is beautiful; it was, after all, written by Eddy. However, what struck me is that your robin doesn't look anything like our robins here. How very interesting! I had no idea there were different robins.

      Ours are the hogs of the bird world as well; when they are around, the little finches don't even attempt to eat at the feeders. :)

      Thank you, once again, fro bringing beauty into our world.

      billy

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome Billy and I din't realise until recently about the difference in our Robins.

      Thank you once more my friend and have a wonderful day.,

      Eddy.

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      Bumpsysmum 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Such a great singer, this little bird, so perky and friendly - truly an ambassador for the Season. Great work yet again.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, we see Robin Redbreast in the Springtime, here in Florida, but not too often. I had no idea they were solitary birds and will kill for food. So tiny, yet formidable! I enjoyed sitting with you today, as always!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Oh, Eddy. I loved this so. The yard is filled with these beautiful creatures as I am reading this. They have always, always been a favorite of mine. Those plump red breasts heralding their existence makes me notice and enjoy them each time they appear.

      Thank you for this lovely salute to this special winged lovely.. Sending Angels to you my Friend...:) ps

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      so pretty! Thank you, Eddy!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Our Australian robins are different again - the red is very bright and contrasts with their black. Such a sweet hub and beautifully written with great illustrations, Eddy.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I never heard of robin redbreast. We have robins here in Michigan during the summer then they migrate south for the winter. They look a lot different than the robin redbreast who is so cute with a plumpness. Our robins also like the worms and bugs.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      The robin is a bird of hope...and Christmas a season of the same! Thanks for sharing and I pass it on, Eddy.

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      I always loved your British robins in the Christmas cards when I was growing up. We didn't have cold weather (heck, not even cool weather) except in the mountains, so Christmas was as hot as the rest of the year. But the robins and the holly with their red berries, now those were ultimate symbols of Christmas to me and it was my ambition to see them for real some time in the future. And I did, in England and Ireland. I love the little round chest of the robin, like a puffer fish. The American robin looks very different. It has a long body and is much bigger.

      You've written a beautiful poem to this symbol of Christmas, and I thank you.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you very much for this. For some strange reason this brought back memories of my daughter when she was little during the holidays.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good morning Eddy, what a beautiful start to my day!

      My robin is my favourite visitor to the garden, he welcomes me as soon as I walk out of the door!

      Love and best wishes to you and your family this Christmas, Lesley

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Eddy, This is the first hub I've read today, and I love the birds also. Your poetry is always beautiful. We feed the birds too. They are one of the delightful pleasures of each day. Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      BUMPSYSMUM

      SHAUNA

      PS

      BTR

      BLOSSOM

      MICHELLE

      FOSSILLADY

      MIZJO

      MHATTER

      LESLEY

      PAMELA

      for each and every comment which are also greatly appreciated .Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much eddy for sharing this wonderful hub :)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your robin is a bit different than the American Robin, and quite lovely I might add. Thanks again for your beautiful tributes to this time of year.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      What a beautiful robin redbreast you are privileged to see in your gardens! Of course you know I absolutely adore your gorgeous words and lovely sentiments. Another one that I will share. Voted Up and Beautifully Awesome, my friend!

      Pearl

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      FRANK

      AVIANNOVICE

      PEARL

      for each and every comment. Here's to so many more for us all to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Eddy..you not only enjoy and share the beauty of nature- you educate us about it as well - and in such a...'natural'...way..

      I never knew those things about the robin, but - yes - it's no reason to believe it's any less beautiful!

      As are you, my friend!

      Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Good Health to you and yours..

      (even your robins..lol)

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Hi Eddy,

      Such another beautiful hub. I love the red robin and all that it represents this special season. You have done a beautiful job!

      "Oh Robin Redbreast

      Snow white beauty

      From that sweet baby

      I am happy."

      Merry Christmas my dear friend

      Love,

      Sunnie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This is so fantastic Eddy. The poetic words, the pics and that adorable red robin. Enjoyed much and passing it on.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      eddy my sweet friend.. How did I miss this lovely poem about the red robin.. I didn't know they would kill another for food.. well that is nature isn't it? but they are so beautiful.. God Bless you my dear

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      LESLIE

      SUNNIE

      RASMA

      DEBBIE

      for each and every comment. Each being so greatly appreciated.

      Here's to a wonderful Christmas and New Year to one and all.

      Eddy.

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