Sunday, April 23, 2017

European Robin

European robin, 9/11 Memorial Garden
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
London, September 2016

“Robins are one of the only UK birds to be heard singing in the garden on Christmas day. This is because they hold their territories all year round, warning off intruders with song. Males may hold the same territory throughout their lives, and will even attack a bundle of red feathers or their own reflection if they mistake it for another individual. Their melodious voices, along with their cheeky attitudes, have endeared robin red breasts to the British public, and in 1960 they were crowned the UK's national bird.” (Robin, BBC Nature)

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