Day Seven

The theme for Becky’s  April Squares challenge is ‘top’ 

    1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak or uppermost part of something
    2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you’re really lucky circus)
    3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
    4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
    5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top full, top line, top fruit, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer and top dollar!
on top of the world

One of the LSBs (little brown birds). The dunnock is a small bird, about the size of a robin, which is common in gardens, parks, hedgerows, scrub and along woodland edges. Dunnocks are shy birds, hopping about in low vegetation and around the edge of lawns, feeding on small insects, worms and seeds.

April Squares | Day Seven

Robin Redbreast

Its plump round body, long slim tail, large black eyes and spindly legs on which it hops and bobs whilst feeding, the robin is one of our best known birds.

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Known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ this little chap likes to follow the digging spade feeding on the unearthed bugs, snails and worms. A member of the thrush family the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) with its famous bright-red breast is also known for its all-year-round song.

robin (4)

Woodlands, parks and hedgerows will provide opportunities to see one of these charming birds and if you want to encourage them into the garden then put out live mealworms – their favourite snack!

(This post is for my eldest son as he turns 40 on 06 February in Sydney, Australia. He is actually called Rohan, but on the telegram sent to my parents in England from South Africa where he was born it said ‘Robin’ – the telegraphist obviously thought we’d made a spelling mistake! So Happy Birthday Rohan/Robin xx)