|A popular favourite of most people and an image that has
graced countless Christmas cards, the Robin is a plump bird which sings
nearly all the year except in July and August when it is moulting. Both
sexes are the same with their characteristic bright red breasts and throats,
white under-parts and olive-brown upper-parts. The young
are speckled buff-brown, almost golden brown with no red breasts or throats.
This absence of red colouration saves them from being attacked by adults
as Robins are territorial and will aggressively attack other Robins trespassing
on their territory. Robins are widespread and common across the United Kingdom
especially in areas with lots of undergrowth such as hedgerows, woodland,
gardens, wasteground and parks. They eat worms, insects, seeds, fruit and
will regularly visit a garden food table.