Age 3 - 6 » Topics » Festivals and Cultural Celebrations. 16. Peckamix supplies premium wild bird food, wheat free seed mixes and quality accessories direct to your door! They like to eat a mixture of insects, worms, fruits and seeds. You must be careful during breeding season not to disturb the nests and caution should be taken not to damage or destroy the eggs. 12 Facts About Robins Robins are welcome visitors to our gardens all year round but especially in winter when their cheery red breast can brighten up even the dullest of days. By clicking accept you are agreeing to our cookie policy. Use during the Christmas period to get children excited for the holidays! Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees, please! 3. Breeding season begins in late March and lasts until July. Each robin has a unique breast pattern, and can (with difficulty) be recognised individually. Read. All have failed. Their main territory defence is the red breast which shows danger to other birds and isn’t for courtship. Find out more about the partnership, © The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. Yes, I can relate to what you have said about the status of Robins. British Robins defend their territory all year round for breeding and feeding, they will fight to the death to protect their territory from other Robins. 12. The RSPB, with their nefarious allies the Wildlife Trusts and National Trust, have a secret programme which every year selects the most suitable robin chicks and trains them for special missions. The young leave the nest in May but don’t tend to travel further than a few miles from where they hatch. All our ingredients are carefully sourced where possible from the UK to ensure the best quality wild bird food. It says the main cause of death in robins is the cat. Visit our bird fact file for everything you need to know about each wild bird. Food: A mixture of insects, worms, fruits, seeds, Robin Mix, Nesting: The nest is made up of grass, moss and dead leaves and covered in hair and wool. Some roosts can have as many as … Robins living elsewhere in Europe are much more wary of humans because there they are shot in their thousands for food or sport. They are adapted to live in poor light and are one of the earliest birds to start the morning chorus and one of the last to finish at night. Trisha-0-0-0-0-0-This entry was posted in Birds I've seen in and around my garden and tagged fact sheet, robin, video on August 1, 2009 by Trish. Eggs: 3-9 per brood. Every continent has its own robins, but … Our website uses cookies, which help us to improve our site and enables us to deliver the best possible service and customer experience. I love these 21 fact posts! Hey farmer, farmer, put away the D.D.T now. A Robin’s nest is made by the female using grass, moss, dead leaves and lined with hair or wool. 8. The Robin sings all year round to protect their territory and attract a mate. Robins will invariably defend their territories from other robins, sometimes fighting to the death. Many of the babies don’t survive though. I mananged to get some good video footage of a robin singing in the garden at the weekend with the new toy (camcorder), shame I can't upload it. Robins roost together in trees. Insects are a vital food source for wild birds and by offering a suitable home for lady birds and lacewings you’ll be rewarded with a free aphid control team for your garden! Robins build their round nests in trees. Robins are short-lived: the record for longevity is held by a ringed bird that survived until it was over eight. 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. The robin is a member of the thrush family, so is related to the blackbird and the nightingale. Young birds begin to get a red breast when they are about two or three months old. Blackbird - you missed the key fact which explains 21: 22. Both male and female robins hold their own territories in the winter, so both sexes sing the same winter song. Excellent Fittmonk - very funny, make up another story please! Their alarm call is a loud ticking sound to warn others. I remember on a trip to Minsmere being accompanied every where by a robin/robins, I suspect it was the same one, some sort of tour guide, I'm sure he was pretending to be different species of birds just to confuse us,  At one point I'm sure I heard him say "and this is my impression of a Bittern", we got so used to him being there we nearly dismissed a Black Redstart as just our Robin. Robin Facts (Erithacus Rubecula) Size: 13-14 cm head to tail Weight: 16-22g Wingspan: 20-22 cm Eggs: 3-9 per brood.A non-glossy, white or pale blue egg that is roughly 20mm. Robin Fact File Worksheet. The Waxwings are coming,the Waxwings are coming. 207076, Scotland no. At the end of the Victorian era robin skins became popular adornments for ladies’ hats. This handy fact file template is perfect for your lessons! They do not tolerate other birds that have a similar diet to themselves, like Dunnocks, Blue Tits and Coal Tits. When they eat honeysuckle berries exclusively, they … October 12, 2020; by ; Robins living elsewhere in Europe are much more wary of humans because there they are shot in their thousands for food or sport. 11. Robins not infrequently sing at night, usually under artificial lights. British The Latin name of the Robin is Erithacus Rubecula, they are part of the Turdidae family. 1 review. robins seldom move far from where they hatched, but many Finnish and Robins have two broods a year and although they are territorial they aren’t worried by other species near their nests. I read somewhere recently that it is infact other robins. Read our cookie policy. Well done Blackbird - very interesting and enlightening. Also, Robins like to eat cakes and uncooked pastry, but mealworms and sunflower hearts are also a firm favourite. The European Robin is the UK's favourite bird. And that explains 21.  ;-)    And also why they chase everything else away from centre stage! Robins have up to three broods each year. These robins are released on Reserves and NT Gardens with just one purpose in life - to seek out any visitor carrying binoculars or camera. The Robin is easily tamed and in search of worms often follow gardeners around the garden. 5. A non-glossy, white or pale blue egg that is roughly 20mm. Robins are found in woodland, hedges, parks and gardens all year round. Juveniles have brown speckled upper and under parts with no red breast to protect them from attacks by others within a territory. 18. 6. 1. The robin is a member of the thrush family, so is related to the blackbird and the nightingale. The robin is a popular visitor to gardens and is well-known for its tameness - with patience it can even be encouraged to eat from the hand. The nation's favourite bird is a common and treasured sight in most UK gardens, there are approximately 6,700,000 breeding pairs in the UK. Food: A mixture of insects, worms, fruits, seeds, Robin Mix Nesting: The nest is made up of grass, moss and dead leaves and covered in hair and wool Status: Stable Song: Autumn Song: melancholy and slow. Here are 12 fun facts ab It is a common visitor to gardens and once attracted to food put out on a bird table, it will return to it all winter through. robins are famous for their tameness, but this contrasts with their Song: Autumn Song: melancholy and slow. Robins are omnivorous, eating everything from fruit to spiders. Once the target is located these super-robins are utterly ruthless - they will sing to, buzz past and generally flaunt themselves at said visitors until they are sure they have been noticed and "papped". behaviour on the Continent, where they are shy and generally Males and females are almost identical in shape and colour. As a result some escaped to go their own way - but unable to resist the lure of the spotlight they were trained for ,they cannot resist an artfully placed spade or watering can. These birds will happily eat from a bird table or place the food on the ground, for the nations favourite bird we offer Robin mix, mealworms and our all year ground mix. Robins breed throughout the British Isles, and occur on almost all of our offshore islands. Robins typically only live for around 2-3 years. The nests are usually located in hollows, tree stumps, piles of logs and other fully concealed areas. Sadly, the robins weren't properly advised and failed to secure their image rights. Robins eat a lot of fruit in fall and winter. Fun Facts about Robins for Kids. unapproachable. {smile}, Janet: Robins are little characters anyday {smile}. at the book launch! Seriously though, I never knew all that about the humble robin - what an interesting little bird it is. Most pairs of robins will try and raise as many as three broods of chicks a year, but some mange as many as five. Until the early years of the 20th century the robin was usually known as the redbreast. Suitable for insects and solitary bees to use for shelter or nesting sites.