Lunch with Robin

For at least two weeks straight, UK tree surgeon John Hancock had a robin as his lunch companion.  The species has been known to accept hand-feeding before, but this was different as the bird actually comes into Hancock's truck to feed.
"We used to throw the odd crumb towards him, but none of us expected him to join us in the truck every day. He will take anything out of your hands and seems to enjoy human company."
Now the robin descends from nearby trees every day and lands on John’s wing mirror ready for the snacks they bring especially for him.

Mr. Hancock and friends made a YouTube video of "Robbie" and created a Facebook fan page.

(YouTube Link)

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Good to see John Hancock on Neatorama! This story is huge in the British press and has received loads of wonderful comments on newspaper message boards. Robins are supposed to aggressive little birds towards others on their territory but there's no doubt that they are cute. I had one on my bird table this morning as I was putting out nuts and seeds. He kept cocking his head on one side as though he was showing off and he seemed to have no fear of me. On the other hand if I come across a pheasant in the garden, it causes pandemonium as it flies away in panic.
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