Working with Eastern Yellow Robins

Its almost becoming a complaint I can put to music. “No Redcaps about at the moment”. No access to the Bandicoot Big Brother House.  blah blah blah.

We’ve been lucky enough to be put on to a pair of Eastern Yellow Robins, so we’ve taken to travelling out there of late.

As it turns out, we’ve spotted three birds.  A pair and a helper.  The ever reliable HANZAB tells the tale of how the helpers are called in to assist with nesting duties.  I’m going to call the second one a male, as it seems to get chased by the male, and there has been a number of branch dancing performances with one bird flying off backward.  A pretty sure sign of defeat in the territory stakes, I’m told.

Still it flys in with building material and the odd grub or two for food. The female readily accepts it, but the male will come in and round it up for another flying round trees and branch dance session.  Time will tell.

I’ve also been lucky with the light.  Soft mostly, and once a little rain to and sunshine to reflect back into the shadows. Nice, I couldn’t do that in a studio.

We’ll see how they go over the next few weeks, and continue to look for redcaps, and of course the Kestrel patrol. Not having much luck there either. See the first couple of sentences. <gg>

These elegant Eastern Yellow Robins are becoming a little easier to work with each day. Its feathers are damp as it was raining at the time.
A food offering for the female hard at work on the early stages of the nest.
The male Eastern Yellow Robin. Landed on the stick, just as a light shower of rain began, and the sun broke through to reflect from the rain to fill in the shadows. This has had no image enhancement, other than a slight crop. Cool

2 thoughts on “Working with Eastern Yellow Robins


      These particular birds are pretty human friendly, which is a bit odd as they aren’t around human habitation. It means that they are quite comfortable when we are in the area, and the second thing is they do spend a bit of time propped looking before moving on. Which gives the old bloke time to get the camera pointed in the right direction.


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