Back in the UK a robin is a small bird, about the size of a sparrow. For those not familiar with the European variety, you might like to visit Flickr: The Humble Robin Pool for photos. Here in North America, they are larger, about the size of a blackbird. So, to educate my British followers, I thought I would post a photo of one here. I am informed that spring is here when the robin returns.
They have a quaint song, which I heard as the male was serenading the female in a nearby tree. Their warning sound is very much like the European blackbird which makes me think that they could be somehow related. I’m sure someone out there with more ornithological knowledge will tell me.