Robins feeding by Elizabeth Dack 1/10
Robin in the snow by David Rose 2/10
Robin singing by Elizabeth Dack 3/10
Robins on spade by Robert Powell 4/10
Robin by Elizabeth Dack 5/10
Juvenile robin by Elizabeth Dack 6/10
Robin in birdbath by Andrew Collins 7/10
Robins by Elizabeth Dack 8/10
Robin singing by Zoe Shreeve 9/10
Robin with food by Martin Staff 10/10

Robin Erithacus rubecula

With its prominent red breast and distinctive little hops, the robin is a well-known and much-loved garden companion.

Conservation status

Cold winters are the only real problem for robins; a string of milder ones has seen their national population increase steadily since the mid-1980s although some observers consider they have become slightly less widespread in Norfolk of late.

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In this country robins are our confiding garden companions, with a rich folklore. On the continent, however, robins have always been much shyer and confined to the countryside; nobody knows why British birds are so uniquely tame.

Recently, as feeding wild birds has become more popular elsewhere in Europe, robins do seem to be appearing in more towns and cities.

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