So predictable!

After yesterday’s post on the return of the male Rose Robin I thought it worth checking the other spot where I’ve seen this species over recent years, Rotunda Park in Newstead.

Sure enough, a female Rose Robin was easily located amongst the wattles at the western edge of the Park – exactly the spot where I observed a female on the cusp of spring 2020.

Rose Robins have a particular habit, while perched, of lowering their wings and cocking their tail, and then twitching them simultaneously. The second last image below is a poor depiction of this distinctive behaviour.

What I find truly remarkable is that such a small bird can seemingly return to exactly the same location in successive years.


Female Rose Robin, Rotunda Park Newstead, 30th May 2021









2 responses to “So predictable!

  1. Lesley Dalziel

    A joy to behold, Lesley Dalziel

  2. Geoff, when I lived at Sorrento I recorded a female Pink Robin coming to the same branch of a tea-tree in our backyard at about the same time every year for at least 12 years.

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