Robin 9092, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

During the summer Robins are really quite rare in these parts, but during the winter they come south and we’re inundated with them.
On the Continent Robins are normally quite shy and secretive birds, quite unlike the ones in Britain, but the Quinta’s garden must attract specifically British birds as ours are never far away and I regularly have four or five within a few meters of me whenever I’m working outside; they seem to be far less territorial than those I’ve seen in the UK too.