European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

These beautiful little birds, a garden favourite here in the UK, have been having a tough time in the recent spell of winter weather. The British variety is in fact a sub species called “Erithacus rubecula melophilus”. Several Robin’s have been visiting our feeders and I thought I’d share some recent pictures …

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Click on any of the images to see a larger view.

Robins breed in parks, gardens & woodlands. They enjoy eating snails & worms and whilst they will take seeds, a nice tub of mealworms is what they’d really like to find at your garden feeder. Robins are fiercely territorial and with both sexes being similarly marked, mating time must be fraught with confusion! Both genders sing a warbling song that is used to advertise territory, you may be able to distinguish the song in my video at the end of this post.

You can read more about the Robin on either the Wiki or RSPB websites.

As mentioned I also took a brief piece of video, just expand this post to view it …

 

 

 

 

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