I had a Flame Robin in my garden at Sorrento,
Mornington Peninsula, Vic this morning. Every year they arrive from Tasmania at
about this time of the year and quickly pass through my area to more appropriate
Looking back through my records I see that I have
In 1999 I saw a flame robin at Blairgowrie bay
beach on March 31 and one in my garden on April 17.
On March 22, 2000 I saw 3 flame robins on a cliff
top at a Blairgowrie ocean beach [Bass Strait]. I assume they had just landed
after their journey across Bass Strait.
In 2001 I observed one on a Rye bay beach
on April 4.
When looking through past records it always
surprises me just how consistent the migrants are.