Week 3 June: The Robin

Week 3 June: The Robin

The Robin

The Robin is a popular visitor to gardens and school grounds throughout the year. It is a plump bird with bright orange-red breast, face, throat and cheeks edged with grey, a white belly and olive-brown upper parts. Juvenile Robins have speckled buff-brown upper parts and underparts. They have no red feathers so that adult birds do not attack them in territorial disputes. The speckled feathers are lost in a partial moult when the bird is about two to three months old.

What do Robins eat?

Diet: Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

Robin's eat insects and worms. They will also often follow a gardener that is digging the soil over to catch worms.  From a bird table they will take cake, coconut cake, sunflower hearts and uncooked pastry. Dried Mealworms are another firm favourite. These should be soaked in water before they are put out for Robins and other birds to eat.

What do birds eat? The Robin

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