Why are robins such friendly birds? What exactly do they eat? And where do they like to build their nests? Is the robin's reputation for promiscuity at all justified? And do they really sing because they're happy?
Entertaining, informative and forthright. The ultimate guide - in his own words - to one of Britain's most cherished garden residents.
Illustrated by Robert Stephen Parry
Just some of the topics covered extensively in this book:
What robins eatWhen and where they build their nestsWhy they follow you about in the garden.Why they sing.How they defend their territoryHow and when they breed.How they look after and rear their young.Why they lose their feathers (moulting).Why some choose to migrate and go overseas.How they preen and bathe and keep themselves well.How to make a robin-friendly garden.The robin's place in history, art and popular culture.How the names we give them have changed over the years.Why we have so many robins on our Christmas cards.
And much, much more!