Robin – Erithacus rubecula

I find Robins always appear to be as curious about us as we are about them. They are probably one of the easiest birds to identify with its distinctive bright red breast. The juveniles lack the distinctive red breast to begin with, but they have streaked upper and underparts with crescent markings.

They feed on spiders, insects, worms, berries and seeds, and are common visitors to our bird tables. The nest is made of built up leaves and grass in a bank, thick hedge or bush, or dense ivy. The female lays 4-6 eggs in 2 broods from  April to August. They can live for up to 5 years.

Seen all year round, they can be found in all kinds of woodland, especially open woodland, and parks, gardens, and hedgerows. Common and widespread throughout.