Nah, Pickle isn’t an option.
It has been a month since we had a proper Robin update, the last one was Valentine’s Day. I asked you for suggestions for a name and said that when I got him eating out of my hand we would have a poll to choose the best one.
Today we raised the bar (by about two and a half feet) and he needs a name. Bear in mind that this is an important decision because after three months of hard taming, he is family now and he will be appearing here, as much a part of my day as walking the Dog.
If anybody has got Facebook then I ask that you just ignore any name suggestions that Fizz may post. I am not going to call him Flighty or Misfit. They will be chums.
Today started just as any other. He waits outside of my door for me to open up and start feeding him, that is usually about six thirty at this time of year.
I feel like an idiot.
You can see that he wants this worm.
Now he needs a name. The names on my list were suggested by you after my February 14th post, except for the last two, I decided to allow Fizz a little input. The poll is open for one week and then we will know who he is.
He is getting very confident and cheeky and I do like a rude bird. He has given me a lot of pleasure today and he will do so tomorrow as well.
I know that there are people who would prefer it if he was a vegetarian. I am feeding him live Wax Worms. It is just necessary at the moment to win his confidence. His natural diet is live insects and he would eat them anyway, by feeding him commercially grown animals I am saving the lives of hundreds of valuable native insects. I will talk to him about lifestyle options when we know each other better and probably after the chicks are fledged.
The other thing is that today was just a lousy day for photography. I thought that if I left this post a couple more days then I would get much better pictures but the post is about today.
I will do the better pictures, I will do both. When the sun shines I will have all of the opportunity in the world and he will sparkle.