Who goes there? - European Robin, Northwood
Known simply as the robin or robin redbreast in the British Isles is an Old World flycatcher. In Britain and Ireland, it is relatively unafraid of people and drawn to human activities involving the digging of soil, in order to look out for earthworms and other food freshly turned up. This is because, here, the robin is considered to be a gardener's friend and for various folklore reasons the robin was never harmed. In continental Europe on the other hand, robins were hunted and killed as with most other small birds, and are more wary. Robin has an average life expectancy of 1.1 years; however, once past its first year it can expect to live longer and one robin has been recorded as reaching 19 years of age.