The Treflach Robin


The 1610 map of the area shows Treflach as being quite heavily forested in fact a court case - Hillditch vs Donne - show just how many trees were felled to cater for all the Oswestry chimneys.

Local robins are very territorial and unlike their continental cousins are very tame.  All attempts to introduce them into other parts of the world have failed and as they never move far from their nest.  It is fair to say that our robin are the direct descendent of the robins that used to live in the woods 100’s of years ago but have evolved to survive. There is always a spare grain of corn or a few bread crumbs in the depth of winter. In the spring they lose their red breast and head for the woods to breed where only the trained eye can spot them.