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  • Help. Our Robin Is Going Bald
  • Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Noticed the Robin we have in the garden was looking a bit sorry for it’s self a couple of weeks back.
    Its head is totally devoid of feathers and the rest of them are looking pretty scraggy too.
    What’s wrong with it?
    Anyone got any useful info on how to stop a Robin going bald?
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2kWEbfr]Robin's lost his feathers. :o([/url] by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Bridge of Balgie walk

    Premier Icon hugo
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    Minoxidil?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    They don’t live very long, Rocky’s time might be up. Time for a baby robin.

    Premier Icon Greybeard
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    I was thinking moulting but it’s too early in the year?

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Mistaken identity, pretty sure that’s a Goodhews micro vulture

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Ask Shane Warne surely

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    thestabiliser
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    Mistaken identity, pretty sure that’s a Goodhews micro vulture

    Proper tea on iPad moment there 😂

    Chapeau Sir, Chapeau.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Male Bittern baldness?
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    Oh come on. Very little to work with here…

    Premier Icon bubs
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    Robins can get very aggressive over their territory. Looks like that was involved in a turf war and got well and truly plucked…or was mauled by a cat…or is diseased or mite infested.

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    Robins nested in my sailing jacket. I left them to it and the chicks have now flown the nest but I spotted a Robin checking out the nesting spot before I had chance to shake out the old nest and get my jacket in the washing machine.

    Do you think new Robin or old Robin’s thinking about another family?

    Premier Icon brads
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    I know how it feels.

    Buy it a set of clippers and tell it to embrace the masculinity.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Robins are hard as nails. Maybe it just decided to shave it’s head to complete the psycho image 🙂

    Premier Icon corroded
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    It’s a very stressful time of year for a male Robin. He’s basically trying to shag as many birds as possible and fight off any rivals. It’s understandable he looks a bit haggard.

    Premier Icon cb200
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    We have an inflicted one too. I’ve also seen some pics of totally bald blackbirds. Apparently it’s mites

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    He’s basically trying to shag as many birds as possible

    Now come on, those sorts of terms belong in the seventies… 😉

    Premier Icon hugo
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    Now come on, those sorts of terms belong in the seventies… 😉

    How about…

    He’s basically trying to have consensual intercourse with as many shags as possible

    The question is, European shags or African shags?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The question is, European shags or African shags?

    Average speed?

    Premier Icon bridges
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    Goodhews micro vulture

    I laughed, until it made me realise how old I am. :'(

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Theres something about scruffy Robins here on the RSPB site, so might not actually be something to be concerned about.
    https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/wildlife-questions/66303/very-scruffy-robin

    Premier Icon johnx2
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    He’s basically trying to shag as many birds as possible

    He’ll get thrush

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    How about…

    He’s basically trying to have consensual intercourse with as many shags as possible

    The question is, European shags or African shags?

    I should hope it’s consensual, if not he’ll be up before the beak!

    Also, is a bike forum the best place to ask? Might be better on Twitter

    Premier Icon Bullet
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    We have a pigeon in the garden that looks like Sam the American Eagle from the muppets. Assumed that was mites. I guess it will be ok all the time it has enough feathers to fly…

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    Had a magpie stop by for a mouthful of mealworm that looked as though it’d spent the day in a tumble dryer.

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