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Autumn Robin


Autumn Robin - Cameos of Bird Life #14

An iridescent mist across the fields shines like a cloud of light above the dew-wet grass. As the day slowly finds its way the soft autumn sunshine, shorn of summer glare, lights up the fern, in glowing shades of yellow and brown.

And robins sing again ...

The Robin is passionately territorial, and having just recovered his voice, now sings all day from early morning to late at night. And will, on mild days, continue without interruption till the end of next June.

leaves fall ... 
outside my window
a robin sings

If you’re lucky to have a garden he’ll never be far away even though you may not see him; his song will be ever present - greeting you as you first step outside in the morning and still singing as the lights go on at night.

Artist Credit

The header image, by Natasha Pitts, of an Autumn Robin is painted using acrylic on canvas.

Natasha is a Wiltshire based artist who produces commissioned portraiture, original paintings and hand made lino prints. She is inspired by the natural world around her and many of her original artworks feature local wildlife and wild flowers she sees around her every day. Her latest artworks and prints can be seen here ...

Audio Citation

The recording by Sylvan Schnabel, is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs4.0 license. This and many more can be found at - Xeno-Canto a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world.

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August 18, 2021 9:55 am

Lovely song and haiku, Clive

August 18, 2021 10:22 am

Beautiful, Clive. Our robins are highly visible in the garden but not yet singing. Soon, very soon!

August 18, 2021 11:37 am

I love the verse, Clive, there is a wonderful contrast between the leaves falling quietly and the song of the robin! What a great little bird with its striking song. The painting is special too with its autumn colours. Marvellous! We have 3 robins in and out of our tiny garden, one definitely a youngster. I love them!

JC home
August 18, 2021 3:25 pm

Beautiful song here and a very nice haiku. Great job, my friend.

August 18, 2021 6:13 pm

[…] Clive Bennett composed this early fall hokku about the singing robin. […]

August 19, 2021 4:31 am

Beautiful hokku, Clive! I always love hearing the recordings and seeing the paintings and reading your prose (haibun). Thanks, Clive!

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Philip Strange
August 19, 2021 3:07 pm

I came across a part fledged robin this morning on a branch a couple of feet away from me. We watched one another for several minutes!