I'm under surveillance!

@Fleura (7195)
United Kingdom
June 9, 2016 9:18am CST
This week I am trying to regain control of the garden. At first Pup prevented me doing anything in the garden in spring, then we had weather that alternated between very hot (too hot for energetic work outside!) and very wet (ground too wet to stand on), and now a week's holiday - all this has meant that the weeds are growing like - well, like weeds, with perfect growing conditions! So yesterday and today I have been trying to make a bit of an impression. I thought I was alone out there but obviously my every move was being watched; someone was keeping an eye on things. I pulled out a whole heap of weeds, then as soon as my back was turned I heard a little fluttering sound. I looked around and there was a robin right behind me. S/he (males and females look the same) had obviously been watching carefully to see if I might unearth anything tasty, and it must have been a veritable smorgasbord out there because the robin kept coming back for more.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Jun 16
Nice photo of that robin. My weeds are also crying out for attention today.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
Thanks, he did come really close.
@ilocosboy (34418)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
maybe the robin just want to help you hehe
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
I'm happy if it eats all the pests!
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
9 Jun 16
Lol maybe the little birdie was just keeping you company jjejej
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun 16
I would love to have a little bird or two getting some benefit from my gardening. I think they would be good company.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 16
I admit I do talk to them!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun 16
@Fleura I'd be chatting away to them too!
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
9 Jun 16
Veritable smorgasbord! One of my favourite expressions. By the way, what impression were you trying to make? Brucie, Tarby, Frank Spencer?
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
Just the impression of someone with a presentable garden!
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
9 Jun 16
@Fleura I can't do that one!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
9 Jun 16
Once the garden is finally completed the robin will end up tapping on your window to remind you to feed him or her.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
S/he did seem very friendly so you never know. How's Turkey?
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
9 Jun 16
@Fleura Turkey itself is fine, but the mosquitoes seem to be rather hungry these days.
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@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Jun 16
Maybe the robin likes your garden.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
I think it has a nest in the hedge.
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@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Jun 16
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@Corbin5 (109850)
• United States
9 Jun 16
You have a bird buddy!! Doesn't get much better than that!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 16
It is nice to have a bit of company!
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@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
Great photo. I've just reseeded parts of my lawn so I'm not to happy to see any sort of birds around at the moment. They think the seeds are for them.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
Yes they don't miss the chance of a free meal!
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9 Jun 16
Birdies are funny little creatures!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
They don't miss much!
@JohnRoberts (60323)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jun 16
The bird is wondering how long before I can get some chow around here!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
He/she seemed to be finding all sorts of tasty treats, you can see a caterpillar or something in his/her beak in the photo.
@tzwrites (4951)
• Romania
9 Jun 16
Birds are quite intelligent, I've noticed they watch you when you are working in the garden. Did you manage to get rid of the weeds?
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
They can obviously spot an opportunity a long way off! I have pulled up most of the weeds but I can never get rid of them completely; most of the offending weeds are ground elder which will spread everywhere as long as a tiny bit is left - and since it has a reserve amongst the roots of the shrubs and in the hedge it is impossible to ever get rid of it.
@marlina (75080)
• Canada
9 Jun 16
You did contributed to a lovely meal for that robin!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
It did seem to be finding all sorts of things!
@amadeo (67831)
• United States
9 Jun 16
A friendly one is it.I am sure he appreciated anything you give him
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