Daily Archives: April 13, 2013

A Robin’s Trust

Hi Trish

Another update on my robins.


I guessed the robin that eats from my hand was female from it’s head marking. I now know I got this wrong.


Yesterday I witnessed him courtship feeding his mate. He took suet from my hand and flew to her and put it in her beak.


I had to look this behaviour up, as I have not seen it before. The male feeds his mate starting a couple of days before she produces eggs.

He will continue to feed her whilst she remains on the nest. As this only happens for a couple of days away from the nest. I was very lucky. 


The femail robin only ate from my hand on 1 occasion and sadly hasn’t plucked up courage since.