Discover our favourite facts about robins, Britain's unofficial national bird. The robin is, without doubt, one of our favourite garden birds. To celebrate this delightful relationship with our feathered friends, here are our favourite facts about robins.
Robins do not typically die of old age, so every year a robin survives is a credit to its survival skills. Following this logic, an older robin with a large red breast is a real threat, as his survival skills must be very well honed. Such a robin could therefore use his breast to attract mates, or to intimidate younger birds in battles over territory.
Long, long ago, at the beginning of the world, when God made all the animals and birds, He created beautiful shimmering peacocks, colourful parrots, and countless other birds, and He gave them all names. And he made one little brown bird, and he called him robin redbreast. Now this little bird noticed that he was not arrayed in colourful splendour, like some of the other birds, but was just a plain old brown colour.
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This is a beautiful story for the winter season. Its original version is about Joseph and Mary and the Christmas story, but I have changed it in order to be all-inclusive, while still keeping the essence of the tale intact. Your email address will not be published.
About Mary M. Alward: www. Long ago, in the cold North Land, there was only one fire.
The tenor of the song belongs to John Scantlebury Macdonald —better known as Harry Macdonough. Macdonough was a prolific singer, performing on more than phonographic recordings from to Joseph Belmont provides the bird song.
Both distributed by Harbour Publishing. Many of his drawings are such powerful mythic interpretations that they could be patterns for pieces of a totem pole or for figures on a sacred drum. They are strong line drawings of archetypal images.
What a beautiful story. It is reminiscent of the Hans Christien Andersen stories. My wife is Danish and our children grew up with his stories.