Wildlife to watch in December
Although often associated with winter as the focal point of many Christmas cards, robins are around all year in woodland, scrubland and parks in the UK.
They are very territorial, protecting their area with a loud song and fighting off intruders.
The robin's bright red breast makes it extremely unlikely to be confused with any other small birds. Males allow females into their territories during the breeding season where she creates a nest, preferring ivy or another shrub.
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