A Christmas Bird…European Robin

In England where I grew up, the European Robin (much different from the American Robin) is always associated with Christmas.  Featured on many Christmas cards is a beautiful friendly bird.

I remember seeing the bird around the garden in the winter months.  Watching my Dad work on the garden, the Robin would often find its way to the handle of a shovel, stuck in the ground , just as my Dad had left it – looking for the warmth of the wooden handle left by my Dads hands shoveling away at the land.

I took this rather shaky picture at my parents house a few years back.  I was sitting in the living room and took this with a zoom lens through the window – that’s why it’s a little blurry.  Still, you can see the beauty of this Christmas bird.