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.

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