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Robin

The Robin is a common favourite with most people and one of the easiest to recognise. It has a bright red breast, face, throat and cheeks edged with grey, has a white belly and brown upper parts. The juvenile Robin has speckled brown upper parts and has no red feathers. In the winter they are joined by immigrants from Scandinavia and Europe, which are slightly paler than our own.

Robins are very territorial and during spring and summer this territoriality is for breeding but at other times it is generally for feeding. They will defend their territories to the death. They feed mainly on insects and worms with mealworms being a firm favourite and become tame enough to feed directly from the hand. Another favourite is Sunflower Hearts and they can often be found fighting with Blue Tits to get to these seeds.

An open-fronted nest box is perfect for a Robin and they will usually make their nests from grass and dead leaves. With a rather melodious song they are always delightful to see in your garden.

Anyone living in Britain should be able to identify the European Robin from its symbolic representation at Christmas time. It is the only British bird with a red upper breast and face. It is very obvious by its bold nature during the winter snow and can become hand-tame when offered food at that time.

It is easily attracted by Mealworms and any other insectivorous matter so Haith's Prosecto Insectivorous Mix spread on the ground or placed on the bird table will be taken eagerly. Golden Chorus is another favourite but Robins will also join other ground-feeding species to take their pick from Haith's Wild Bird Foods

Consider These Bird Foods

Sunflower Hearts - European GrownSelect Range
Sunflower Hearts - European Grown
(37)
Huskfree Advance™
from £3.60
(64)
Huskfree Advance™
(64)
Huskfree Advance with Dried Mealworms™
Huskfree Advance with Dried Mealworms™
(19)
Small Fat Balls - Super Value
from £0.40
(18)
Small Fat Balls - Super Value
(18)
Dried MealwormsSelect Range
from £3.90
(7)
Dried Mealworms
(7)
Live MealwormsSelect Range
from £7.30
(8)
Live Mealworms
(8)
Huskfree Advance with Suet Pellets™
Huskfree Advance with Suet Pellets™
(14)
Haith's Suet Puds (no nets)
from £3.25
(4)
Haith's Suet Puds (no nets)
(4)
Songster Food™Zero Waste
from £3.40
(7)
Songster Food™
(7)
Golden Chorus™Zero Waste
from £7.70
(8)
Golden Chorus™
(8)
Prosecto Insectivorous™Zero Waste
from £4.00
(5)
Prosecto Insectivorous™
(5)
Fat Robin™ - Bird Food for Robins
Fat Robin™ - Bird Food for Robins
(4)
Peanut GranulesSelect Range
from £4.80
(8)
Peanut Granules
(8)
Softbill Food™Great for smaller birds
from £3.00
(5)
Softbill Food™
(5)
Mealworm Crumble™Zero Waste
from £3.00
(1)
Mealworm Crumble™
(1)
WaxwormsUK Live Foods
from £7.60
(3)
Waxworms
(3)
Original High-Energy Suet Pellets ExtraHelp to Fly
Original High-Energy Suet Pellets Extra
(1)
Coco Fat FeederHelp to Fly
from £2.30
(6)
Coco Fat Feeder
(6)
Mealworm Crumble Suet Feasts
from £2.02 was £2.69
Mealworm Crumble Suet Feasts
Fat Robin High-Energy Suet Feasts
from £2.02 was £2.69
(2)
Fat Robin High-Energy Suet Feasts
(2)
Live Mini MealwormsUK Live Foods
from £8.25
(2)
Live Mini Mealworms
(2)
RaisinsZero Waste
from £6.80
(1)
Raisins
(1)
Pinhead Oatmeal
from £3.20
(1)
Pinhead Oatmeal
(1)
Birdcake Mixture - how to make bird food
Birdcake Mixture - how to make bird food

The Robin is a common favourite with most people and one of the easiest to recognise. It has a bright red breast, face, throat and cheeks edged with grey, has a white belly and brown upper parts. The juvenile Robin has speckled brown upper parts and has no red feathers. In the winter they are joined by immigrants from Scandinavia and Europe, which are slightly paler than our own.

Robins are very territorial and during spring and summer this territoriality is for breeding but at other times it is generally for feeding. They will defend their territories to the death. They feed mainly on insects and worms with mealworms being a firm favourite and become tame enough to feed directly from the hand. Another favourite is Sunflower Hearts and they can often be found fighting with Blue Tits to get to these seeds.

An open-fronted nest box is perfect for a Robin and they will usually make their nests from grass and dead leaves. With a rather melodious song they are always delightful to see in your garden.

Anyone living in Britain should be able to identify the European Robin from its symbolic representation at Christmas time. It is the only British bird with a red upper breast and face. It is very obvious by its bold nature during the winter snow and can become hand-tame when offered food at that time.

It is easily attracted by Mealworms and any other insectivorous matter so Haith's Prosecto Insectivorous Mix spread on the ground or placed on the bird table will be taken eagerly. Golden Chorus is another favourite but Robins will also join other ground-feeding species to take their pick from Haith's Wild Bird Foods