Territory and Robins


Full screen image – European Robin, Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, Highland Scotland ©Nick Sidle

In the autumn all Robins, male and female, lay claim to territories and announce their occupancy and deter intruders by singing from perches like this one on an Elder bush. However attractive the song to another Robin, the message is meant to be clear – stay away, don’t even think about it.


Scotland’s Birds gallery


European Robin – Erithacus rubecula