Ravishing Robins!

We have a Robin that sings to the cows waiting to give birth in our cowshed! It turns out that robins are particularly adapted to life with poor light and so are one of the first birds to start the dawn chorus and the last to stop in the evening, Well, our robin starts singing late at night and of course it's because the lights are on in the shed- And the lights are on in the shed so that it it easier for the cows to give birth and less likely they will roll on top of their offspring. Usually you will only have one robin occupying your garden unless his or her mate is there too and this is because they are really territorial about their food supply. Both sexes sing and the Spring song is the strongest and can start mid-December (after moulting). The purpose is two-fold to attract a mate and defend a territory - And there was me thinking they were entertaining the Mums to be!

Robins will eat most food but they particularly like Live Mealworms, Insect Suet Pellets and our no mess Mix - Wiggly Huskless.

Robins will not enter a conventional nestbox with a small hole‚ In fact they are famous for nesting in all kinds of unlikely locations, including sheds, kettles, boots, hanging baskets, coat pockets, under car bonnets, in farm machinery, even on boats in daily use. The cup nest, built by the female alone, is made of dead leaves and moss, lined with hair.

To help robins find a safer and more suitable location you need to provide an open-fronted box, and place it in a hidden sheltered location in a climber or other such vegetation. https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/birdcare/nesting....

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