Pink Robin at Sorrento

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Subject: Pink Robin at Sorrento
From: "Val Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 17:04:16 -0700
Hi Chris
    I've have had a Pink Robin, brown bird, in my garden at Sorrento since
21st April.  As you report in regard to the Pink Robin you observed at
Bendigo this bird is also seen flitting &  foraging in vegetation of all
    The vegetation consists mainly of moonah [Melaleuca lanceolata], coastal
tea tree [Leptospermum laevigatum] & coastal beardheath [Leucopgogon
parviflorus] being the tallest with the correas being the smallest and other
native shrubs, of varying heights, in between.
    For the three previous years I have had a Pink Robin, brown bird,
however this is the first time my garden has been used as its 'base'.  One
year I observed a Pink Robin being chased away by a blackbird.  I wonder if
I am seeing the same Pink Robin each year?
    I have never had more than one bird at a time in the garden.  That is
usually the case with other pink robins I have seen on the Mornington
Peninsula except on one occasion I observed, in Greens Bush, 3 pink robins
[all brown birds] chasing each other for quite a while.  Maybe they thought
it was spring.

Val Ford
Sorrento, Vic

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