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Bonita Johnson on the Robin

Bonita Johnson of the British Trust for Ornithology recalls her surprise at seeing a pair of robins grappling with one another on a woodland floor.

Bonita Johnson of the British Trust for Ornithology recalls seeing a pair of Robins locked in combat on a woodland floor until they were surprised by her approach and flew apart, one of them almost colliding with her!

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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Sam Linton.

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