Today, managed some time in the bush with sunshine.
Found a number of Flame Robins who were very hungry, and who were constantly on the move. As fast as I could locate them they moved on. No predictability, just pure old luck.
Found a few that seemed to be moving across a moss bed, so settled in and waited, and sure enough some others came by in about twenty minutes. Which was good ’cause me poor old bones were starting to get a bit cramped up from sitting and kneeling for so long. They were polite creatures and sat in the sun among the thin clumps of spindly blackwood.
Also Lockie came for a bit of a look and he was most helpful in posing.
Most shots are with the 500mm and T2.0 which I do have to say I seem to have worked out some of its wrinkles, and am getting a fair number of sharp focused shots. So even though it adds to the complexities, it also can be useful when I cannot get any closer to the birds.
Several female Flame Robins dropped round too, so it was nice to add a couple of decent images to my scant collection.
But it all comes at a price. Each bird is now extremely vocal with the ‘Come to the sea with me, if you will” call. A sure sign they are rounding up to move on. So the bush rings with their calls, but it is a bit sad for the season to end. I think the only thing holding them is a strong North wind, which would be a head wind for them going home, and they will wait for a wind change I suspect.