Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Species
Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 30th 2016.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 30th 2016.
(1/640th sec at f14. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Juvenile. Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on June 18th 2016.
Juvenile. Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on June 18th 2016.
(1/125th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 12.5 - 14cm

The Robin, with its bright red breast, is familar throughout the year. Males and females look identical; young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown.

Robins can be found throughout the British Isles.

They breed in woodlands, gardens, parks and forest edges.

Robins are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. Northern European birds spend the winter in the British Isles.

There are 6.7 million breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
18-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
17-Apr-2018 : South Hinksey, Oxon (1)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1+)
10-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
05-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (3)
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (3)
31-Mar-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
29-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (6)
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
14-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (2)
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon (2)
16-Feb-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (5)
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
12-Feb-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
06-Feb-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (3)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
04-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (8+)
28-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (6)
18-Jan-2018 : Slimbridge, Glos (1)
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
15-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
06-Jan-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
04-Jan-2018 : Ardington, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
18-Dec-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (4+)
16-Dec-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
14-Dec-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
10-Dec-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
04-Dec-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (4)
13-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon
06-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
13-Aug-2017 : West Walton, Norfolk (1)
28-Jan-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6+)
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (10+)
14-Jan-2017 : Caulcott, Oxon (1)
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (3)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
01-Jan-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
26-Dec-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (3)
24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
11-Dec-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
03-Nov-2016 : Montejaque, Spain (1)
02-Nov-2016 : Sierra De Las Nieves, Spain (3+)
15-Oct-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
18-Jun-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
30-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (4)
12-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
05-Mar-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
14-Feb-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
31-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
16-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
08-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
27-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
06-Aug-2015 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
24-Jul-2015 : nr Kirilova polyana, Bulgaria
21-Jul-2015 : Melnik, Bulgaria
26-Apr-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
05-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
18-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
07-Mar-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
21-Feb-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2+)
21-Feb-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
15-Feb-2015 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
08-Feb-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
08-Feb-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)

13-Dec-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
06-Dec-2014 : Lower Radley, Oxon (1)
03-Dec-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
29-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
28-Sep-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
21-Sep-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
04-Sep-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
12-Jul-2014 : Homefield Wood, Bucks (1)
10-Jul-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
23-Jun-2014 : Trigrad Gorge, Bulgaria
15-May-2014 : Burgess Field, Oxon (2)
15-May-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
11-May-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (h)
07-May-2014 : Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire (2)
03-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion (1)
18-Apr-2014 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
17-Apr-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
12-Apr-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
06-Apr-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2h)
02-Apr-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (1)
30-Mar-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
30-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
08-Mar-2014 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
01-Mar-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
01-Mar-2014 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
22-Feb-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
20-Feb-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
16-Feb-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
02-Feb-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
25-Jan-2014 : Abingdon Sewage Works, Oxon (2)
12-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
11-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
11-Jan-2014 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
05-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (3)
02-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)