Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Robin Fledgling
(Robin Redbreast, European Robin)
Photograph © Frank Stark
Leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
Our Robin photographs
- Erithacus rubecula
- Gaelic: Brù-dhearg
- WI: Fairly common (100-999 breeding pairs) resident breeder
- Robins live to about 8yrs
A fledgling is a young bird from the time it first leaves the nest until it is independent of the care of it's parents.
Robin records in the Western Isles
Erithacus rubecula melophilus is a fairly common (100-999 breeding pairs) resident breeder.
Erithacus rubecula is probably an uncommon passage Visitor (low numbers)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)
On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Robin is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
Frank's web site of his nature photography
Other local bird photographs
Sources of information for the bird sightings section