Thursday, 27 May 2010


We're used to having our car's mirrors attacked by White-browed Scrubwrens and Superb Fairy-wrens but this was a first. On an excursion to the You Yangs the reflected image in a mirror on one of the cars attracted the attention of a male Scarlet Robin. At first we were careful not to disturb him but he was so intent on getting rid of the intruder we were able to stand a metre or two from him. (The You Yangs are worth a visit this year - all the trees are flowering or covered in buds  - and we saw Swift Parrots, Diamond Firetails, Flame Robins, Musk Lorikeets, Black-chinned Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills, Yellow Thornbills, pardalotes etc etc etc.)


mick said...

Now what does your car have that mine doesn't? I have NEVER had any bird show any interest in the mirrors!

Denis Wilson said...

Lovely series of images.
Well done.
When you are sick of the attention of the Robin, you can fit an old sock over the mirror.
But remember to remove it each morning, before you drive away.