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Juvenile robin?


Magpie1977
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Today as I walked into the kitchen I disturbed what I think was a juvenile Robin (UK) resting on the wall just beside the window frame, but he was definitely inside. Once he heard me he jumped to the inside deep windowsill and I approached, he looked at me and opened his beak as if to speak the flew out, sat on a fence and watched until I called the children to see him. He waited till just before they came and then flew out of sight. It may have been a Wren! Time seemed to stand still when he sat there looking at me!

Can anyone enlighten me about a possible meaning please? Thank you

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Today as I walked into the kitchen I disturbed what I think was a juvenile Robin (UK) resting on the wall just beside the window frame, but he was definitely inside. Once he heard me he jumped to the inside deep windowsill and I approached, he looked at me and opened his beak as if to speak the flew out, sat on a fence and watched until I called the children to see him. He waited till just before they came and then flew out of sight. It may have been a Wren! Time seemed to stand still when he sat there looking at me!

Can anyone enlighten me about a possible meaning please? Thank you

Why do you think it had a meaning?

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Why do you think it had a meaning?

I wrote this quickly, on my phone, just before going out. As a result, I think I was a little abrupt. I apologise for that, and will try to answer a bit more fully.

If this were a shamanic journey, where you had gone to your spirits with a question and they had shown you this bird, then there would be a way forward. We could ask, “what was your question?”, “what does a juvenile robin mean to you?”, “what does a wren mean to you?”, “how does this answer your question?” and so on.

But it isn’t a journey, it is an occurrence in this reality. Therefore we do not know what meaning, if any, it could have. It may have had no meaning for you at all, although it doubtless had some meaning for the bird.
Even if we accept that there is a meaning, no one but yourself can decide what that meaning is.

There are books that have lists of ‘power animal meanings’ in them. (Even then, these are not lists of ‘chance-encounter animal meanings’.) These lists, at best, are derived from a specific culture. At worst (and this goes for most of them) they are made up. There are NO universal symbols in shamanism.

As for what the bird was, a juvenile robin is the same size and shape as an adult robin, but is speckled-brown where the adult robin is red. Juveniles of any bird are less sleek than the adults. Wrens are much smaller (when I was at primary school, we were told the wren is the smallest British bird. I assume the teacher had never heard of those that are smaller, such as the goldcrest) and have a tail that stands straight up. Look at a picture of a wren . (Scroll through the pictures to find the juvenile.)
From its behaviour, I would guess a robin.

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