It appears I haven’t managed to take all the Christmas decorations down in time. There’s one bauble still left:
A Robin’s life appears to consist of food, sex and avoiding predators, so it’s very much like my day-to-day existence.
My Google search for the phrase ‘robins appear when loved ones are near’ returned ‘about 631,000,000 results (0.28 seconds)‘.
The total population of European Robins was estimated at between 117,000,000 and 181,000,000 (BirdLife International 2015). Can there really be four times more mentions on the Internet of that phrase than there are Robins themselves?