One of the ever present features of Parke are our robins. One of the reasons we all like robins is that they appear very friendly and almost tame – for good or bad they almost seem to trust us!
As we all know the red breast signifies that this is an adult – robins are pretty aggressive to each other as they defend their territories. Interestingly robins defend territories throughout the winter – very unusual for a British bird. To find out more about this behaviour listen to Tweet of the Day here. Even this morning in the dark, the wind and the cold I can hear a robin singing away in my garden defending this territory and waiting for the spring. I find that reassuring.
We might have some rough weather coming up over the next few days so it is worth making sure your bird feeders are filled up!