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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