Mr Self-concious Red-capped Robin moulting into winter dress

This little male has just about completed the moult.  He is showing the last of the white-sheathed new feathers.  He keeps hiding in bushes and behind branches.  It seems like he doesn’t want to display until the moult is over.  This male’s lady has already taken on her winter outfit, and he is just starting to ‘tic tic’ at her. But there are no territorial shows now.

Red-capped Male, showing moulting in of new red cap.

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One comment on “Mr Self-concious Red-capped Robin moulting into winter dress

  1. I think I saw these this morning, but they were high in some trees and then flew off so no chance for a photo. Another excellent shot David.

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