Robins are (well I hope they still are) close to ubiquitous in rural English gardens - so much so that the become the iconic clique of post, greeting and Christmas cards. And when a thing become so common, I think that they tend to be over looked.
Migration half way around the world fixes that issue - and when I recently returned to the UK I had made up my mind to try to photograph as many of the common birds as possible - garden birds, bird table birds, birds often unloved by birders because of their abundance and suburban nature. In other words, the birds I grew up with.
Within a day of arrival I had located a Robins nest in an old heating duct space. The young birds fledged a few hours after these pictures - and remained hidden behind potted plants, garden hose reels and shovels. So, I only managed shots of the adult.
The Robin - Erithacus rubecula - is about 12cm long and both adults sport the red breast for which it is well known. I recall reading that only in the UK is the Robin really a garden bird, at ease with humans, and that over much of its range it is rather more shy.
I deliberately composed the shots to include the top of the garden hose reel, as a bit of a statement about this birds 'domesticity' - I'm not sure if it worked!