HOW TO ATTRACT AND FEED ROBINS IN YOUR GARDEN
- Robins are versatile in how they feed and can be seen using seed or suet feeders, however, more often than not you'll see a Robin looking for food on the ground.
- Using a specialist Ground and Table Mix or feeding Live or Dried Mealworms is a good way to attract Robins.
- Robins are territorial – most gardens will have at least one. They don't always like to spend time in eachothers company so if you have more than one and you're using a ground feeding seed mix or mealworms, try and spread it out on the ground so the Robins wont have to get too close to each other.
- Plenty of shrubs for cover will give Robins shelter and natural food.
- With patience you can get a Robin very tame using Mealworms! Stand near the spots you usually see your Robins and eventually one may land on your hand. This can take a few attempts but is worth the effort!
- Robins will also take Suet Pellets and Straight Seeds from a bird table, especially those with a high content of fruit or insects.
- Robins can be attracted to breed with open-front nestboxes.
- Robins also like to nest in outbuildings and wooden sheds – please make sure access is not stopped if they start using them.
- If you are lucky and your Robins breed – baby Robins are brown and speckled, without a red breast.
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