In case you missed that post, this fence is one a dairy property nr. Walkerville in East Gippsland, about 3 hours from Melbourne. It was a great place to spend a week.
Today the fence is playing host to a male and female Scarlet Robin - Petroica multicolour. There are a number of these "robin" species in SE Australia, and I always like seeing them. As is often the case with names like this, these birds are not closely related to either the American or European robins - it's just that they all have red chest feathers.
Some books consider that there are seasonal movements of these birds at the end of the breeding seasons, but others suggest that they just become more conspicuous once breeding is over as they spend more time in the open. However, I do tend to associate seeing them with autumn. Sounds like a PhD in the waiting!
|Female Scarlet Robin|
|Female Scarlet Robin|
|Male Scarlet Robin|
Beautiful birds!Great shots!ReplyDelete
Great shots Stewart.ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds with beautiful colors.
Those are cute! :)ReplyDelete
Nice little bird, ain't got that one in Norway.ReplyDelete
Hi Stewart! Thanks for visiting and commenting.ReplyDelete
Very nice blog you have with all the different birds.
Its very nice to learn about the wildlife in different parts of the World like this.
I love to photograph moose and roes . It was a very long time since I saw our moose. THe roes are more in the forrest now. Soon will the fawns come.
We have also hogs but they are difficult to get...
Have a nice day!
Hello Stewart, your Scarlet Robin is beautiful. It has such a pretty colorful breast. Great shots, thanks for hosting. Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
Oh my, I thought the female was amazing until I saw the male! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
pretty bird....and love your header Stewart.ReplyDelete
They can be extremely noisy, but I like them when they are behaving themselves. Lovely images of the robin.ReplyDelete
The Scarlet Robins are very beautiful. Wish we had them here in the states!ReplyDelete
Oh, they are so pretty!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic looking bird StewartReplyDelete
I agree, the only similarity to our Robin is the red breast. Your Robins is much more brightly colored and definately smaller. But a Robin is a Robin, right? We have so many Robins here that when my friend and I spot them while we are walking we say (almost in unison)"Just a Robin". But there is no "just" sbout them ... they are beautiful and have a delightful series of songs that they sing all summer. So we really do enjoy them ... Have a wonderful week, Stewart ...ReplyDelete
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Birds on a wire....love that combo! Those robins are beautiful. I wish ours looked like that. I will link up later in the week. Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
So envious Stewart, your robins are pure delight.. I find it really hard to capture the little birds, they flit around so quickly.. I spotted a tiny red beauty in Toodyay, no way it would hold still :)ReplyDelete
Love your title and your birds are always so beautiful, Stewart! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful little bird, lovely coloredReplyDelete
What a beautiful pair of birds!ReplyDelete
That is the most loveable Robin I have seen, well done Stewart.ReplyDelete
They certainly are a colorful little bird. Nice shots. I have a hummingbird fence line shot that is a favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
Wow, what sweet little birds you got here! Very nice photos.
Gorgeous little bird. I am surprised at how many different kinds of robins are out there. Pretty nice selection of colorful birds! This is a new one for me.ReplyDelete
Such sweet little birds. Beautiful colouration. Nice shots Stewart!ReplyDelete
Oh, they are just lovely! Such pretty colors.ReplyDelete
They're beautiful little birds! Thank you for hosting.ReplyDelete
Interesting bird, the Australian fauna has to offer many interesting species.ReplyDelete
I've probably only seen a couple of scarlet robins in my lifetime. These imiages are so adorable. And love the green bokeh highlighting the robin colours.ReplyDelete
I really like those scarlet Robins. The red and black look great together. From FindlayReplyDelete
Great photos of beautiful birds. That's another one I would like to see someday.ReplyDelete
Whether as a Citizen Scientist or a PhD candidate, there is so much to discover about the habits of birds. Nice little "robins" no matter to whom they are related!ReplyDelete
It's a stunning little bird to see... many thanks for sharingReplyDelete
The sweetest little creatures...so beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
So sweet.... missing in action this week, busy packing up. See ya soon.ReplyDelete
Hi Stewart, love those Robins and their little fence possie is just perfect for a photo too :D)ReplyDelete
I like the simplicity of these photos... beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
This is a very interesting site and I get to see bird I'll never see in person. Thanks for setting it up and love your picgtures.ReplyDelete
Cute little bird! Definitely looks different from the American robin.ReplyDelete
What sweet sweet birds. I love the colors. MBReplyDelete
Adorable looking bird!ReplyDelete
...I love the robin family; fabulous photos StewartReplyDelete
How delightful and the birds have a great place to look for bugs and also enjoy the view...Very nice series~ReplyDelete
HI Stewart I have never seem this lovely little bird unfortunately. I am in Donegal and hoping (weather permitting) to go to Tory Island tomorrow for 2 nights. Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
Die Rotkehlchen sind einfach entzückend. Du hast sie gut erwischt in 3 schönen Posen !ReplyDelete
Love the robins! I'm glad to be back! :-)ReplyDelete
Love these! Great perch and I like the minimalism!ReplyDelete
They are so darling and unique, Stewart!! I love the shape of their heads...:)JPReplyDelete
Beautiful birds and photos Stewart!ReplyDelete
Even the female is a beauty!
Lovely Robons Stewart! I'm fascinate by the different varieties of a robins - from yours, to the another American Robins, to Thor in the UK and especially the blue-breasted Scandinavian robin. I wonder if they all have such lovely songs?ReplyDelete
Superb photographs of a really beautiful bird, Stewart!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your PhD pursuit! :)
What a nice little bird, scarlet robin. Interesting how birds look so different all over.ReplyDelete
Wire fences make for superb bird perches and even better for photography, they help immensely with the bokeh that most crave for... lolReplyDelete
Its a very smart species Stewart.
Que de jolis oiseaux inconnus pour moi ! superbe :)ReplyDelete
Ton pays regorge de merveilles !