TB and I were pruning fruit trees in a friend’s garden when we spotted this handsome fellow, a male Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang).
He didn’t appear to be particularly worried about being close to us. In winter, according to Wikipedia, Scarlet Robins will move from eucalyptus woodlands into more open areas including back yards. As the garden we were in backs on to wooded parkland its no surprise that this chap was taking advantage of any food in the yard.
I took a few more shots of him sitting in the prunus and was also pleasantly surprised that my phone camera managed to get this action shot.