A bad year for robins

New data from a British bird society has shown that one of Britain’s favourite birds, the robin, is becoming less common. This year had the lowest number of robins since the survey began in 1979.

Robins are very popular birds in the UK. They are small and are very attractive, with an orange breast, a grey face and brown wings. One reason why people like them is that they are relatively unafraid of humans and they like to come close when anyone is digging the soil.

Last year was a mild winter so bird experts are hoping that more robins will have survived to breed. If we get a cold winter this year the robins will probably be seen in gardens looking for bird friendly people who put food for them on their bird tables.


to dig                          to make a hole in the ground

to breed                      to produce young birds