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.
Cape Robin 2
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?
Cape Robin 3
And for comparison, here is the pushy Olive Thrush.
Olive Thrush 5
Olive Thrush 1
Olive Thrush 2
You can find more photos of an Olive Thrush in the following posts:
So there I am, peddling away on the exercise bike, in an attempt simply to maintain my weight – Double Apple Gene – remember?
No amount of happy, upbeat music can detract from the sheer boredom of the exercise – (pun intended!)
But Lo! What light through yonder window breaks? It is a little Cape Robin! It flits around the dogs’ water bowls on the stoep, then perches up on the grape vine, where it fluffs out its feathers, for a moment providing me with a welcome respite.
The robin has no sooner flown away, than a little grey squirrel appears, fidgeting around the lawn, looking for buried treasures, twitching its tail like it is dancing to its own music.
And before you know it, exercise time is up! Cappuccino – here I come!
I’d like to thank my little friends for helping me through my ordeal.