Robins (Erithacus rubecula) is a resident bird of the UK and can be found all year round. They are most often seen in the autumn and winter months while darting across the garden searching for food. You can often hear them singing from a prominent perch in an effort to warn other robins not to encroach on their territory. They also actively chase other birds away from their feeding grounds below bird tables and bird feeders.
The robin is a small bird with a length of around 14cm and wingspan of around 21cm Information about Best Router Table Reviews. They have an orange-red throat, breast and forehead with light brown upperparts and grey-white underparts. Both the male and female robin look identical. Juvenile robins, on the other hand, have no red breast and instead have spotted brown upperparts and underparts. Their song is warbling and their call a short and sharp note.
Robins nest between April and June and can have up to three clutches during this time. The female robin lays one egg a day to a total of five or six eggs. Their nest is made of leaves, moss and other soft materials and are located in a hollow or dense vegetation such as a well-established ivy. You can also provide a nest box for robins in your garden. Hang an open-fronted nest box in a hidden location in dense vegetation like an ivy or other climbers.
A robin’s main diet consists of worms, spiders and other insects and will consume berries during the autumn months. They can often be seen following gardeners around as they turn over soil or dig holes to see what interesting food has been uncovered.
When you think about birds, most people think of the ones that they see flying around or on the ground searching for worms. There has always been a fascination with birds since the beginning of time. They have the ability to take off and fly to anywhere they want to, which is definitely a talent that many of us wish that we had. As the fascination grew, we turned our attention to the exotic birds and brought them in to our homes.
Today when you walk into most pet stores you will find a whole section devoted to these beautiful feathered friends that we all adore so much. It is great to watch the little children enjoy these amazing birds as they stare at them in awe. Much can be said about us adults too. I still to this day cannot walk into a pet store and not immediately head to the bird room.
With about 350 different species of parrot that we are aware of, you can only imagine how many different sizes and colors that these striking birds display. They mostly comes Central America and South America. Some common parrots that most of us have seen or heard of are Macaws, Lovebirds, Parakeets (budgies), Cockatiels, African Grey and Amazons to name a few. All parrots have four toes and curved beaks. The beaks of the parrots are also described as hook bills. This aids in eating because they eat nuts which need to be cracked and this beak is designed to do just that.
Next to the sheer beauty of these birds, the main attraction that we all have to them is their incredible abilities. These birds are extremely intelligent and that just simply amazes us enthusiasts. The one thing that draws us to them mostly besides their sheer beauty is their ability to talk or mimic sounds and human speech. Not all parrots can talk, but most of them will whistle and learn to mimic sounds such as the telephone ring or the beep of the microwave oven when your food is done heating and so on. Some of the parrots that have some ability to mimic human words are the Amazon Parrots, Cockatoos, Senegals and the African Greys. The African Grey is probably the best at speaking to us. Not only do they mimic us clearly but they are the best at actually mimicking in the same voice as the person they are copying. That just amazes me when I hear my African Grey sounding just like me. I think that parrots will always find a new way to amaze and entertain us.