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Darla Taylor (112)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:39 am
Noted. What a cute little bird. From what I've read feeding birds does NOT make them stop hunting food on their own so I doubt this robin would have a problem hunting despite getting food from customers. I've read several articles that explain that birds do not lose their hunting skills despite getting bird feed on a regular basis. I worry about this because I like to feed the birds but cannot always afford the bird seed each month. However, I can see the problem of customers not paying for the food first. That's a sign they could put up, that they must pay for the food first before giving it to the robin. Thanks so much, Mick.

Pat B. (351)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:23 pm
What a cute little bird.!!! He's pretty smart figuring out how to get fed, and going in and out of the doors too. For that....he should be pampered, and become part of the staff at the department store. I'd do that if I worked there. Thank you, Mick for this story. ;-)

mick cave (36)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:38 pm
Different to American Robins ..the full name is Robin Redbreast ,,,,,american Robins are a sihn of Spring whereas these robins are a sign of Winter .Very popular bird in UK,as popular at christamas as is the cardinal in America ..lovely little bird,they will make their nests almost anywhere

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:39 pm
Very smart bird ! : )

Nancy M. (201)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:44 pm
Cute Robin- please do not feed it! LOL. Thanks Mick for posting this.

Shirley S. (175)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:21 pm
Definitely a CON artist this robin.

Barb Knight (1696)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
I think this cute little Robin Redbreast makes a good advertisement for the store! I also think the staff shouldn't get bent-out-of shape with the customers; I know the birdseed is theirs, so the fact the customers are feeding their birdseed to Mr. Redbreast should draw more customers into the store, encouraging customers to purchase the birdseed! Thnx for posting mick! Sure hope they can work things out!

. (7)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:01 pm
What a beautiful little bird, I wish our Robins looked like that. I'd be feeding him too! Thanks for sharing.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:14 pm
I love the robins - used to feed them when I lived in the UK - they love mealie worms and will be your friend forever if you have a supply for them. Do not see them in Tasmania - but they could be on the mainland of Australia. Thanks Mick.

Lydia S. (161)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:21 pm
A very clever , lovely bird ! Thanks cute post .

Anne W. (11)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:01 pm
Cute bird, cute story. I hope the robin stays safe. Thanks for sharing.

Giana Peranio-Paz (408)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:30 am
I think that the store should have a machine filled with bird seed and that any customer who wishes to feed the robin should put in 5 cents or however it costs and receive a handful, and then feed the robin. Very smart bird and good for multiplying the store's customer numbers.

Anita B. (69)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:52 am
Noted and 4ward!
Such a sweet, remarkable story.

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:54 am
Birds get into many of our 'big box' stores and once in, stay up in the rafters. These stores carry large bags of birdseed so the birds just fly down and pop open the bags.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:14 am
Noted. Like many other people, I adore Robins. The manager of the store should realise what a great draw this smart little bird is - people will visit the store to see him and probably make a purchase whilst they are there. He couldn't buy publicity that good!

. (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:08 pm
Noted. thanks Nick for the cute story. Bird ain't half bad too...:::

Veronica C. (46)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:29 pm
Smart bird!

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:46 pm
Smart little chirp!

Suzanne L. (128)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:58 pm
Dear little fellow. Glad he's getting food and attention. Sparrows and swallows sometimes nest in the big box stores in Canada during winter. Staff secretly arrange for feedings.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:29 am
Smart bird, looks like he has an organized his own little crime ring.

Jill Vickerman (423)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:03 am
Mr Shopkeeper should be eternally grateful to Mr Robin for making his store famous world wide!

mick cave (36)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:31 pm
far too tweet ...........

Mary T. (185)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:04 pm
Beautiful bird and a smart one at that.

Cheryl B. (64)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 4:28 am

pam w. (138)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:50 pm
CHEEKY, indeed! That's fun!
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