When the Red, Red Robin
Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’
I rarely see a Cape Robin in my garden, so when he does pop by I am honoured.
This little chap flew down onto the lawn near the stoep, hopped onto a solar lamp and looked at me.
There are four solar lamps in a row on my lawn. He started on the one farthest away, then he hopped onto the next lamp closer, and stared again, then onto the third lamp.
Finally, he came as close as he dared, on the last solar lamp, had a good long hard look at me, sitting in the garden chair with my cuppa and camera.
Curiosity assuaged, he flew off.
How lovely to see him though.
The catchy song “When the Red, Red Robin” was written in 1926 by Harry Woods. Here’s Doris Day singing, When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along.