The Robin's song is a merry tweet tweet; a song that exudes cheerful optimism. (Some of the Robin's riffs remind me of songs sung by my beloved Canary, JeanPierre. He was a very merry bird.) The upbeat beat of the Robin's voice combined with a sprightly hopping gait make for jolly birdwatching.
Male and female Robins look quite similar. Both have reddish orange breasts, grey feathers on the wings and back, yellow beak with a black tip and white outlines around the eyes. Slight differences in appearance include: the male's head is darker grey, almost black and the female has a touch of white on her belly.
Robins build nests out of mud and grasses often in pine trees or on assorted horizontal objects such as a windowsill. Robins nest early in the spring and usually have 2-3 broods a year sometimes using the same nest.
It takes about two weeks to incubate the 3-4 light blue eggs. The youngsters leave the nest when they are about four weeks old.