Does this robin look happy? Is he almost posing? Almost saying "thank you"
Today decided to sort out my patio tubs ready for spring. The plants in two of the tubs had completely disappeared. This filled me with dread as my first thought was vine weevil. The grubs eat the roots of plants and eventually kill them. I got a plastic sheet and emptied the soil on to it. Low and behold there were hundreds of vine weevil grubs. Horror of horrors, Don't panic. What shall I do. Decided to drag the sheet onto the lawn and let the blue tits and the robins have a delicious supper, to prepare them for another cold night. You have never seen such a free for all, there were fights and swooping and everyone calling their friends. When the frenzy was over I checked the soil and couldn't find any. The soil has been disposed of and now its the waiting game to see if there are any more around. Anyway back to the robin, I went to walk indoors and there he was. "Come on, do you want a photo for your blog or not?" Rushed indoors got the camera and hey presto. Isn't he a stunner.