Little yellow robin among the mountain ash
Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Beau, for his image ‘Eastern Yellow Robin’.
“’A couple of weeks ago I decided to head out to Melbourne’s east and get amongst the towering mountain ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges. As a keen twitcher, I had the goal of coming home with good shots of some of the interesting species that this region supports – the main one on my list being the eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis),” says Beau.
“This may sound like a strange choice to many bird photographers given this species is fairly common across many woodland habitats, but for some reason I have never managed to capture a nice shot of one before.
“After spending a good chunk of my morning heading off track and following the calls of superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), I got back on the walking track and soon found a pair of eastern yllow robin’s clinging to the bark of eucalypts and scoping out prey on the ground. This robin turned out to be very comfortable with me being there, often landing right at my feet and once even flying right over my shoulder, almost brushing my face. I was pretty happy with the results in the end.”
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