Sitting pretty

This nest, belonging to a pair of Scarlet Robins has featured during construction in an earlier post.

I’ve made a couple of brief visits over recent days and been delighted by the progress – the female is now sitting on three eggs, a typical clutch size. The nest site is somewhat unusual from my experience. Not so much the site, secreted in a sapling Long-leaved Box, but more so the height. Most nest I find of this species are usually at least 5 metres above the ground.

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Scarlet Robin nest, Bruces Track, 8th October 2016

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A single egg on the 8th October

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The female sitting pretty …. 12th October 2016

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II

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Three eggs on the 12th October 2016

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