Rose Robin

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Rose Robin
From: Elizabeth Keen <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 00:40:59 +0000
OK Philip, we’re not in an urban village in Ireland, we’re in a locality on the 
southeastern edge of the Tallaganda State Forest and National Park, NSW. On 
thickly-wooded Harold’s Cross Ck with adjacent pasture,  good robin habitat. At 
the time of the first sighting the other year I was even more of a learner and 
had no idea we were in the COG AI, but have since been told that we are, just.

P&K say Rose Robins are ‘uncommon’. Should I put it on Ebird?


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> On 7 May 2018, at 1:23 pm, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> I have no idea where Harold’s Cross is, so I looked it up on Google. This is 
> what I found. If it is in Ireland, I guess a Rose Robin is very unlikely. 
> Beyond that, if it is in the COG area, I wonder why you would have dismissed 
> the idea.
> Philip
> Harold's Cross - Wikipedia
> Harold's Cross is an urban village and inner suburb on the south side of 
> Dublin, Ireland. The River Poddle runs through it, and it holds both a major 
> cemetery, Mount Jerome, and Our Lady's Hospice. Contents. [hide]. 1 Location; 
> 2 The Poddle; 3 Name; 4 Amenities and features. 4.1 Mount Jerome Cemetery; 
> 4.2 Hospice.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth Keen 
> Sent: Monday, 7 May, 2018 10:47 AM
> To: Canberra birds
> Subject: [canberrabirds] Rose Robin
> Just have to share this delight from Harold’s Cross. Some years ago I thought 
> I glimpsed a Rose Robin in our Japanese maple but dismissed the  idea as 
> wishful thinking. But there he is this morning! An adult male, first foraging 
> in the same maple then perched, tail flicking, pink and grey colours glowing 
> and unmistakeable, in the adjacent ribbon gum. Libby

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