We are close to the most active part of the breeding season for most of our birds.
Recent searches have revealed C.
The Yellow Robin is one of our early nesters. Nests can be found as early as July so this tells me that the ones nesting now are probably with their second broods.
As you work your way through the bush it is quite common to come across a robin hanging onto a tree limb or branch just watching the ground for insects or spiders.
If you keep you will find that they will come very close to you. They are inactive birds, but at the same time dart very quickly on any insect they see.
As far as nesting goes, it is quite common to find robins in the same area year after year. The nest is usually low down in a fork of the tree. The nest itself is a work of art, finished off with cobwebs.
Recently I have been photographing kestrels in their pre-mating ritual, with the male carrying food to the female.
This situation is the same with robins.
I'd like a dollar for the number of times I've come upon a nest of robins with the female sitting on eggs.
Just settle down and watch and there's every chance you will see the male coming in with all kinds of insects, actively feeding the female.
There has been a good number of recent sightings of Robins have been at Seaham wetlands and Dora Creek.
They are found in a wide range of habitats, from dry woodlands to rainforests. They are also common in parks and gardens.
Come to mention it, Dora Creek is a haven for a good number of bird varieties. Just off the top of my head I've seen bellbirds there in big numbers, along with Yellow Throated Scrub Wrens and Brown Gerygones to name a few.
Seaham too is great for bird spotting. I've been there recently and spotted Varied Sittella, whistlers, Scarlet Honeyeaters, lots of wrens and a good number of other varieties.
It's certainly worth a visit for the bird lover, but make sue you have your camera close handy. Till next time.