Great Birding Moments # 22 Scarlet Robin
Australian Robins are beautiful birds. I especially like to see the male Red Capped Robin sitting patiently on an exposed branch or a fence post waiting for an insect to fly past. Another spectacular species is the Scarlet Robin.
On a recent visit to Cromer Conservation Park my whole morning of birding was highlighted by the sighting of both a male and a female. The male was rather shy, and although he posed nicely for me, he wouldn’t allow me to get too close. The above photo is the best I could manage. One day, when I have more patience, I will return for another photo shoot. I know where he lives now.
The female was far more obliging and came quite close. She posed beautifully for me at reasonably close quarters, but turned her head at the crucial moment. Then she flew off not to be seen again that morning.
Oh the delights – and frustrations – of bird photography!