Sunday, July 29, 2012

The native robin

I've been wanting to get a picture of one of the robin species for ages. This is the female Scarlet Robin (Petroica multicolor), although the photo has made his breast look more like an orange-red than a rose-red.

Wrens having a winters feast

During cold weather I make a mixture of oats, animal fat and honey that I smear all over a pine cone and then I hang out the cone for the wrens to come and have a feed. It makes life just that little bit easier for them, and they love it. The Grey Shrike-thrushes also like it as well.