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A Robin’s Not Just For Christmas

Following a nationwide ballot which saw over 200,000 people respond it was declared that Britain’s favourite bird is ……the Christmas Robin!

britains national bird -robin

Our little red breasted friend, which can be found on Christmas cards every year beat some strong competitors including the Barn Owl who received 12% of the votes and knocked the bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ringed blackbird one of the UK’s most striking garden bird,  the Blackbird into 3rd place with 11%.

britains national bird -barn owl and blackbird

Launched by ornithologist David Lindo, with an initial list of 60 British birds and a short list of 10, gardeners favourite, the robin took top spot with a whopping 34% of the vote.

So will our favourite bird join America’s Bald Eagle, France’s Gallic Rooster and India’s Peacock and be named as Britain’s National Bird.

India's National Bird - the Peacock

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