The distinguished Cape Robin stops by for a photo session.
There was some discussion on my blog a little while ago, about the Olive Thrush looking like a Robin. (see Pantaloons!)
I was wondering how I was ever going to demonstrate the difference between them, as the pushy Thrush has chased the Cape Robin away and it has been a very long time; years in fact; since I last saw a robin in my garden.
The little Cape Robin must have heard my silent wishes, because Lo and Behold, he miraculously appeared on my fence and posed long enough for me to take a few shots from inside the house (through the window, hence the poor quality). How lucky is that?
And for comparison, here is the pushy Olive Thrush.
You can find more photos of an Olive Thrush in the following posts:
Now you can clearly see the difference. The Robin is much smarter!
After all, though a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, clearly
a Robin by any other name . . . would look totally different!