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Rotund robin flies in face of wise diet

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 14, 2013

By ADRIAN JENKINS

I have attached a photo taken at Branston Water Park of a robin that looks like he has already had his Christmas Dinner...Readers Pics by: Pete Hopper.Winshill..

I have attached a photo taken at Branston Water Park of a robin that looks like he has already had his Christmas Dinner...Readers Pics by: Pete Hopper.Winshill..

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THERE might not be much ‘bob, bob, bobbin’ along’ here, judging by this robin’s generously proportioned girth.

Captured at Branston Water Park by Mail reader Peter Hopper, it looks as though it has enjoyed one Christmas dinner too many, and is a prime candidate for the avian equivalent of WeightWatchers.

But who can blame the robin for stocking up, judging by the wintery conditions now holding Burton and South Derbyshire in their grip?

It has to eat when it can; and if this means piling on the pounds, then so be it.

If nothing else, all that weight allows the robin to show off its spectacular plumage.

Readers are invited to send their own pictures for inclusion in the Mail. The photographs should show views shot within the Mail’s circulation area of East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire.

Anyone wishing to have their picture considered for publication in the Mail is asked to email it to photographers@burtonmail.co.uk or post it to Burton Mail readers’ photographs, 65-68 High Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1LE.

Emailed images should be in a jpeg format of 200 dpi resolution, with a file size of approximately one megabyte.

We cannot guarantee that any picture submitted will be used and we regret that hard copy prints cannot be returned.

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