A forest walking companion…

One of the first birds I see when I enter the forest at Green’s Bush is the Eastern yellow Robin. I watch it as it moves forward away from me down the track to the next tree trunk around head height. It keeps an eye on me and watches the ground for its next meal. It is an ambush hunter. From behind it is quite camouflaged and I often fail to see until it dashes forward but front on it is a beautiful vibrant yellow. I usually find them in pairs in territories around the track, my record for sightings is 14 along a 3.8 km circuit. At the moment there are quite a few juveniles coming into colour and moving around the forest.

Eastern yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

Eastern yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

Eastern yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

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Eastern yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

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Eastern yellow Robin, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Vic

Eastern yellow Robin in its usual hunting pose…

6 responses to “A forest walking companion…

  1. Great pics Malt of a bird that is often seen in the same location each visit due to its territorial perennial existence in a forest. I love that they are so predictable, and that they are so curious and will follow or even lead you down the track.

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    • Thanks Ashley, yeah I like finding them too, they like forests in good knick, have a great variety of calls, and while I would like to think they follow you or lead you along the path, it is behaviour like a fantail: they have learned that humans walking along the path will disturb prey…

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  2. Wonderful photos of this beauty!

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  3. Wow congrats on 14! That’s almost too much cuteness for 3.8km!

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