2015: The boys are back in town

I used that heading a couple of years back to announce the arrival in the Woodlands Backpaddock of  a family group of Flame Robins with three  males that hunted closely together.  They have been over the past 4 or 5 years very consistent in their wintering over at Woodlands.

So much so that I’ve named them collectively, “The Three Brothers”

Well, they are are back. Roll the Thin Lizzy, Boys are Back in Town, sound track. (Play it loud).

We passed through the hallowed gates today and within about 5 minutes had located a fast moving flock. Perhaps 8-10 birds, a good number of Thornbills, and a Golden Whistler pair, and the usual fantails and wagtail outriders.

Here is Mr Red-slash.   He has a particularly long red bib, goes much further up his neckline that normal.

Not the best image I’ve ever made of him, but given the degree of difficulty I’m pretty happy.  More to follow I expect.

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Even though he's much further away, and I've had to nail a big crop, you can see his wider turn on the red chest feathers.  Besides he has a much more imposing look in this one.  I think, if it works that way, that he is the dominant male. The others always seem to take cue from him.
Even though he’s much further away, and I’ve had to nail a big crop, you can see his wider turn on the red chest feathers. Besides he has a much more imposing look in this one.
I think, if it works that way, that he is the dominant male. The others always seem to take cue from him.
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4 thoughts on “2015: The boys are back in town

  1. Hi David, love the name, but instead of Thin Lizzy, I was thinking of Slash from Guns’n’Roses, who have a song called Welcome to the Jungle.
    Love your blog mate, keep it up.

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