Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Species
Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Taken at Oxford, Oxon., on January 25th 2018.
Taken at Oxford, Oxon., on January 25th 2018.
(1/500th sec at f13. 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

18-Jun-2019 : Abingdon, Oxon (1)
16-Jun-2019 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (2)
09-Jun-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
04-May-2019 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (3)
03-May-2019 : Elan Valley, Powys (2)
02-May-2019 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (1)
01-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
30-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
28-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
26-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
20-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (h)
20-Apr-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (h)
19-Apr-2019 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
17-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
15-Apr-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
14-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
13-Apr-2019 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
03-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
31-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
28-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
25-Mar-2019 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2019 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (h)
24-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
23-Mar-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
17-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5+)
13-Mar-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
05-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
27-Feb-2019 : East Hendred Down, Oxon (2)
25-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
23-Feb-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
17-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
14-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (3)
11-Feb-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
09-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
27-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
20-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (7)
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (5)
08-Jan-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
03-Jan-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
01-Jan-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

22-Dec-2018 : Blewbury Downs, Oxon (1)
16-Dec-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
13-Dec-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
09-Dec-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
30-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
22-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
15-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain (1)
12-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
31-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
20-Oct-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
30-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2h)
27-Sep-2018 : Chimney Meadows, Oxon (h)
09-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
30-Aug-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
28-Jun-2018 : Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria (1)
26-Jun-2018 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire (1)
10-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (1)
22-May-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
18-May-2018 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
17-May-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (h)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
14-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
05-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (2)
05-May-2018 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (1)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys (3)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (3)
26-Apr-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
25-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
21-Apr-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
18-Apr-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, 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 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
12-Feb-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
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 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
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 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (4)
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 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
08-Feb-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
17-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)