The cheeky, proud, inquisitive robin is arguably Britain’s most popular bird.
The robin has been associated with Christmas since the 19th century, but ancient folk tales have long given the diminutive bird a poignant part in Christian mythology: a plain little bird sang to Christ on the Cross to comfort his suffering. A drop of blood fell on the robin’s breast, ennobling him and all his kind.
As anyone who has pottered around in the garden knows, robins aren’t at all afraid of humans – in fact they seem intrigued by our presence. For all these reasons, Moorcroft have named their bird Brave Sir Robin.