I thought a nice American euphemism would be an appropriate title for a post about the stomkingly gorgeous vision of loveliness that is the American Robin. It has been showing well on and off all morning near The Turf Hotel on the river Exe. I was very fortunate to arrive just as the bird was showing very well indeed just a few yards away in a hawthorn bush and was thus able to get a few nice digiscoped shots. As usual I took a bit of video footage too but the bird flew after only a few seconds, so it's a real 'blink and you'll miss it' type one. Superb twitch with showy bird and only a small crowd. I could easily have watched it all day. It was so good the excitement of it all has brought on a migraine, I'm hoping to sleep it off before work now!
Star of the Show
(mostly Devon birders)
Don't ask what that guy in the centre-left is doing coz I don't know!