Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Robin


We can hardly keep up with the feeder filling.





And I feel terribly guilty when I see the birds queuing
forlornly at the empty ones.





The robin hops up to the kitchen window and looks in quite accusingly




From Something to Do in December


You will often see the robin this month, 
but that is not the real reason why it is a Christmas bird. 
Until about a hundred years ago, postmen wore red coats, 
and were nicknamed 'Robin', 
so when Christmas cards became popular 
the robin was used as a cheerful symbol of the postman.






Postman Joe from the Blackberry Farm Books.



1 comment:

  1. What a great little robin and peek into history.

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