The Robin has to be the last bird on the Advent calendar.
Robin’s are found on Christmas cards to represent the postmen who delivered cards because in Victorian times the postman’s uniform jacket was red the same as a Robin’s breast.
A Robin was also meant to have landed on Jesus’s shoulder and prick its chest with the thorns, the blood giving the Robin a red breast.
In European mythology the Robin is associated with the wisdom of change, growth and renewal.
Robins are seen as friendly and bold birds, but this may be them just defending their territory. As I took these photos, my mum stood off to the side with the dogs and this particular Robin kept dive bombing straight at the dogs then flying back to the tree and twittering at them.
One of my garden Robins
Wishing everyone Season greetings. Thank you for following my blog, the likes and the kind comments – Alex