Robin hotspot

Late yesterday I came across a real ‘robin hotspot’ at the southern boundary of the Sandon State Forest. I don’t visit this area often enough.

Along with a flock of Flame Robins, there were three male Scarlet Robins and a pair of Hooded Robins, all moving between the bush and adjacent farmland.

Eastern Yellow Robins could be heard calling and pair of Speckled Warblers made a brief appearance. I can recall seeing Red-capped Robins at this location some years back.

Adult male Flame Robin, Sandon State Forest, 5th May 2020


Female Flame Robin

Adult male Scarlet Robin


5 responses to “Robin hotspot

  1. How lucky are you to come across them. Beautiful pictures Geoff. Thank you.

  2. geraldine ryan

    Your ‘flocks of Flame Robins’ brings to mind a Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo Count a few years ago, first Saturday in May, in Yallakar Forest, South West Wimmera . We were delighted to see lots of Flame Robins on this particular day rather than the one or two we normally see there. Thank you for such clear photos. Great for learning.

  3. John Carruthers

    Joyous colour, @Geoff! The Flame Robins are also friends of mine from the more temperate months in the High Plains.

  4. Hi Geoff We had a red capped robin at our bird bath today. Stunning. So proud of his beauty, so happy to show his best profile. What a moment. Cheers Deb

    • Hi Deb, that’s fantastic … I can’t recall seeing one in Green Gully so that’s a very nice tick! Cheers, Geoff

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