From the Fieldnotes Book: Flame Robins

It has been a little over a month since the first of the Flame Robins began appearing at Point Cook.
As usual they come down in a largish travelling party and then slowly disperse into smaller family groups about the park

Often the older females will stay together and the males will move to other parts of the park.
We have been working with one smaller group that has 5-6 females, 2 males and several juveniles. The one that appears to be the Matriarch is still trying to persuade the males to move on a bit further down the field.

Now that they have settled in, it makes finding them, and photography a little easier. The Parks people have inadvertently helped by cutting a 10m or so firebreak around the fence lines so the birds are able to successfully hunt in the shorter grasses.

Sadly for photography there is not a lot of suitable perches and the fencelines offer them the best views of the area, if not the best poses for photography. But its been good to catchup with them and we now have more photos of the Robins from this season than for the entire previous two seasons that were constantly cut short by limiting lockdowns

So in no particular order here are some from the last couple of visits.


6 thoughts on “From the Fieldnotes Book: Flame Robins

  1. Lovely to see them, David. Making me think I should jump on a bus and go have a look!
    Or maybe the new vehicle will arrive before they leave!

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  2. Beautiful captures David of a bird we never see here, but have to go inland or south to see. One of the features of Robins, especially these is that most of my photos are also on fences, it seems fences seem to be a favourite viewing point for these birds.A beautiful series.

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    1. Greeting Ashley, when we work with the families in Woodlands park its all small trees and downed logs and branches. Makes a much more photogenic workplace, but we have to travel there and currently its a bit out of the question.
      These birds are in essentially open grass plain. The fence lines are the highest spots suitable for feeding. Some small Kangaroo Apple and other shrubs but they tend to be like to work over the open areas, and luckily the Parks folk have recently cut the high grasses around the fences which makes it ideal for the birds and keeps them in an area we can see and work with. Bonus.

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