Raising Ginger!

Karen and Jimmy have been working hard and Ginger is making great progress.

Its a bit hard to judge at what stage the little dude is, but it certainly is spending a bit more time out in the more open branches.
I spent about 10 minutes this morning, looking, knowing where it was but being unable to figure out where it was.  In the end, I noticed tucked up on a big stick, hard up on the Y of the stick and looking for all the world like it was part of the bend in the branch.

Ginger has grown a considerable tail, and is quite capable of sustained flight, and it seems to be much more on the move than previous days.  It probably zoomed across the open areas in the forest five or six times while we were there first thing today.  It doesn’t seem to do height, but not sure it needs to at this stage.

Also found it once clinging very Eastern Yellow Robin like to the side of a near vertical branch so its getting plenty of practice.

What is really exciting to see there are a number of yellow feathers making their way out under the mantle, along the tail line and under the belly. I photographed it with Jimmy today, and there is not much difference in size now.
All looking good so far.  OnyaGinger

We also haven’t seen Karen working with it for the past day or two and are pondering that another nest might be going in somewhere. She has plenty of time.
Will check next week as we’ll be up the north of the state (Think Goschen for long time readers), for the week before Oz day maaate.

Ginger is starting to colour up like an Eastern Robin.
Ginger is starting to colour up like an Eastern Robin.
LIttle wings that need lots of stretching.  Not the yellow colouring under the wings along the chest.
LIttle wings that need lots of stretching. Not the yellow colouring under the wings along the chest.
Jimmy and Ginger. Size comparison
Jimmy and Ginger. Size comparison
Sitting pretty in the sun
Sitting pretty in the sun
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4 thoughts on “Raising Ginger!

    1. G,day Richard, as we well know, and following the adult around is no guarantee that all will be revealed, as they are just too clever.
      Pity about the heat, as I’d now like to spend some time seeing if its possible to locate the furtive female.
      But alas, too far to travel, too hot, and won’t be back until 10 days now.

      Seeya
      DJ

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    1. Hi Christine, glad to hear you like the story so far.
      The heat worries us a bit, but we won’t be able to get out that way for about a week or so, I expect it to be quite moulted in by then.

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