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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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02 February, 2015

Robin: the gardeners companion | Nature Notes from Dorset

The robin (Erithacus rubecula) is special to us British, our folklore is littered with references to this enchanting little bird. Not surprisingly, perhaps, it stands quite well in the RSPB Garden Birdwatch top 20 garden birds at number 10; nearly every garden must have one but, of course, in small numbers with an average of 1.33 per garden.
Despite its diminutive size it is a real fighter, especially when confronted by another robin on its patch.

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