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Robins: Facts and Guides

The robin is the UK’s favourite bird – with its recognisable red breast and charming tune brightening our gardens, parks and woodland areas all year round. They have a diverse diet of insects, fruit and seeds so are commonly seen perched at bird tables. 

Key facts about robins

Size: 13-14 cm head to tail 

Weight: 16-22g

Wingspan: 20-22cm 

Population: approximately 6,500,000 breeding pairs in the UK

Our expert guides on robins explore the behaviours of these beautiful birds, including their preferred diet and nesting patterns, helping you look out for your local robins.

What do robins eat? Feeding robins throughout the year

They are a uniquely beloved sight in gardens up and down the country, and it’s…

Garden BirdsRobins
11th November 2022

My Return To The Log Pile

I was down at the log pile again when I saw the leaves move. Ah…

24th May 2015

A Scottish Spring

Spring is in the Scottish air, and the birds are checking out nest boxes, getting…

Red SquirrelsRobinsSpring
24th March 2015

A Robin Moment

I came home one day, and as I parked the car I could hear a…

10th March 2015