Sir Robin – latest! And a birdbox named Kenilworth

24th February 2012
News from the garden. I have placed Sir Robin's house in a new position, next to the abandoned nest of last year. It is naturally named 'Kenilworth.' Hoping the ivy, which grows a mile a minute, will soon conceal it and make it more agreeable to his Lordship. He is still around - somewhere - occasionally seen hopping through the hedgerows. And his sweetheart, named Lettice, has also been spotted nearby. So we have hopes for lots of little ones in the Summer.
wall with ivy and nest box for birds
a robin, singing


Just in ... here is a special message from Sir Robin who, considering he is to become my official Tweeter-in-Chief over on Twitter, has left us this personal message of introduction.
Dear Mr Parry,

I am sure your readers would like to know all about me. I am a fine example of Erithacus rubecula, the well-known English songbird commonly known as the Robin. Being also distantly connected to the noble Leicester lineage of Tudor and Elizabethan England, I continue to uphold the traditions of noble, intelligent and cultivated conversation for which all my forebears were rightly celebrated in times gone by.
I am a particularly interesting bird, and I expect to have lots of followers on Twitter doing your tweets for you – but you can still tell your friends about me, if you wish (except cats, of course. I don’t want any cats following me, thank you).

It is a pleasure to make my acquaintance.

Yours faithfully,

Sir Robin. Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bird-Bath

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