12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 12: Robins can have between 2-3 broods in the same year, having a clutch of 5-7 eggs each time.  It takes just 1 month from laying, incubating and hatching for a robin to fledge the nest. http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/miranda_hodgson/archive/2013/02/20/how-to-tell-a-male-robin-from-a-female-robin.aspx

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 10: The robin has evolved to follow wild boar whilst they meander through the forest disturbing the ground.  However, as wild boar are mostly absent from the UK, its survival often depends on finding the next best thing…human gardeners. Photo credit: RSPB https://www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/top-picks/bird-month-robin/

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Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist, EcoNorth

Meet the Team: Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from Northumberland and, after a time away in education and various jobs, I […]

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The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 6: Robins are fiercely territorial.  In fact 10% of robin deaths are due to males defending their patch of ‘turf’. Photo credit: Colin Tudge https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1099647/Robin-redbreasts-symbols-Christmas-sweetness-bloodthirsty-killers.html

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 5: Robin is really a contraction and diminutive of “Robert”.  The original word for the species was “Ruddock” or “redbreast”. Photo credit: BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2t6RVwKnNz3pbzhcWT1mms6/eight-reasons-why-we-love-robins    

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