I love the "British robin": They're massively precocious and will follow you around the garden or park. In Life of Birds, David Attenborough (who I love!) claimed they used to follow wild boars foraging in the forest and pick up small insects from the overturned leaves and debris and that's why they're so tame around larger mammals. For us, they're a symbol of winter, rather than Spring so they're a popular Christmas motif. I love this stoneware robin from Dee Puddy.