Erithacus rubecula



We all love the robin and it is a regular visitor to the birdfeeders on the wetlands and the hedgerows that surround it. But don't be fooled by its cute bird song-they are incredibly territorial, and their chirrups are effectively bird talk for “get off my patch!†It has an unmistakable bright red breast and can be seen and heard all year round.

Robin facts and statistics

• Often spotted on the front of Christmas cards!
• Eats worms, seeds, fruits, insects and other invertebrates
• 14cm long
• 20-22cm wingspan

How to identify

With their bright red breasts, males and females look exactly the same, which can be confusing. Juveniles, the younger ones, do not have the iconic red breast, but are instead spotted golden brown.


• Woodland
• Farmland
• Towns and gardens

Ways to help

Place bird feeders filled with bird seed in your garden, and provide water for the birds to drink and bathe in. You can also make some 'fat balls' using suet / lard and bird seed mixed together. Take a look at our Little Explorer page for instructions on how to make your own.

Robin sightings at Grimsargh Wetlands

Robin Gallery

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