This touching footage shows a man and his feathered friends who kept him going through lockdown.
Lockdown left Robert Paterson, like many people, unable to see family and friends for months on end.
Semi-retired civil servant Robert, 56, weathered the storm thanks to his unlikely circle of friends in the form of the birds he feeds by hand.
Particularly fond of a Robin named Flo, Robert would visit the nest daily.
The video shows tame Flo landing on Robert's hand and eating nuts and seeds.
He began feeding the family of robin's in 2017 and has been visiting the same spot ever since.
Robert, of Thornton, Lancs., said: "It was lovely to still have a circle of 'friends' during this tough time.
"Athough I've been feeding Robins for years now, it was very much prevalent with the advent of lockdown.
"I have my own family but seeing them was a different matter. In the early stages of the pandemic it was very much frowned upon to travel unless deemed absolute necessary and the birds were a fair bit away from my garden.
"After much debate I ended up keeping as much continuity with these birds as possible and taking the nessecary safety precautions.
"They have given me and many many people lots and lots of comfort in these uncertain times.
"Many say they've turned to nature. I'm very fortunate to have been revelling in it for years, but so privileged to be able to share these small moments."