THE ROBIN – Latin Name: Erithacus rubecula
A specialist Robin and songbird mixed seed will bring robins to your garden.
Feed that contains berries and insects will help the robin survive the winter.
Their usual diet is insects and their larvae, spiders and worms, weed seeds and fruit berries, seeds, nuts and oats.
Loves mealworms and eating from birdtables.
Large, black eyes.
Forehead, throat and breast are red.
Upper part of a robin is olive-brown.
Robins have very slender legs.
Young are spotted and are lacking red colour
Habitat Gardens, town, hedgerows, woods with undergrowth, copses, scrub, villages and towns.
Song: The robin’s song is a high, clear tone with a wide range of notes. Calls include – tic, tick, tic.
Often sings late into the evening
Breeding : May to July
Eggs: 4-6 pale eggs.White with sandy or reddish freckles which are brooded by the female robin
Fledging: 12-14 days. Two or more broods
Cup shaped nest mostly made of moss, leaves and stalks. Often built near the ground amongst creepers, at the foot of a bush. Nests in gardens and hedgerows.
Robins are well known for making nests in a variety of places, such as old kettles, old watering cans, shelves in sheds.
Size: The robin is a medium sized bird, up to 5 1/2 inches.
Robins are solitary birds, sometimes fighting with eath other over territory.
Robins can become very tame and have been known to take feed out of the palm of a person’s hand.
So if you keep feeding the birds you too may gain the confidence of a robin and have the unbelievable feeling of a robin sitting on your hand.
Why not watch this short video of a robin in my garden –
If you have any robin stories, facts, poems or knowledge please let me know as I’d love to add them to this Robin Information Sheet. Trisha