Now what have we here, Male or female Scarlet Robin

I have been spending some time in the morning looking for the Scarlet Robin.  I am pretty convinced that the calls are from at least two birds.  But.  I haven’t been able to find both birds to confirm.

This bird seemed not to fussed this morning, and with a bit of sunlight to help things along I managed a few reasonable shots.  But look at those black feathers, I am going to suggest it is a Male moulting through.  A few more days and we will have a very dapper looking fellow I think.  Now all I need to do is confirm that the female is there and it will be an interesting summer.

Scarlet Robin in moult. The really dark black feathers are making it most possible this is a male bird.