Scarlet Robin, a Season of Change
In the You Yangs, looking for Red-capped Robins. What we did find is this handsome (?) young male just moulting out of his juvenile feathers and into his marvellous Male Adult feathers.
Long, long term readers may well recall, but you don’t lose points for not recalling that a number of years back I encountered another young male at Woodlands who subsequently stayed on, and became quite the dominate male in the area.
See here, Scarlet Robin, female?
and here, as it became more apparent he was not a she
I also featured this new bird about 4 weeks back when we came across it earlier in the season. The shot is over on Flickr.
So here he is in all his resplendant dress. Well perhaps not so much at the moment, but given a few more weeks, and he’ll be the best looking bird.
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Lovely shots of the robin Dave. The subdued colours in the background really help enhance the main subject.
Hi Rodger, and a dash of sunshine didn’t hurt all that much either. Be interesting if we can keep track of this one (or Two). They are directly north of the main carpark. (off beaten track unfortunately)
Thanks for the photos of the young robins. I’ve only seen them as adults.