Robin Photos Gallery
Possibly the UK’s most famous garden bird, the Robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a very common site in UK gardens and parks. Originally known as a Redbreast due to it’s distinct red patch, it was eventually given the name Robin as it was popular to give human names to familiar birds centuries ago. Although perceived to be quite a gentle species, robins are very territorial and aggressive, defending their territory against other birds ruthlessly.
Folklore tells us that a (then brown) Robin flew to the side of Jesus as he was dying on the cross, and sang into his ear to comfort him. Jesus’ blood stained the Robin’s breast, hence the red breast they carry to this day.