Red-caps nesting

I struck a rich vein over the weekend. The Speckled Warblers were followed by a nice observation of nesting Red-capped Robins. This species is scattered throughout the Sandon and Muckleford State Forests, at very low densities. A few pairs can also be found on private land south of Newstead. They are a gorgeous bird.

This pair was located north of Spring Hill Track, with the nest quite high up (~ 6 metres) in a dead Red Box sapling. It will be interesting to follow their progress.


Female Red-capped Robin and nest, Spring Hill Track area, 27th September 2015.


The female incubating.


Female Red-capped Robin.


Male Red-capped Robin.



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