Tawharanui robins

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This is a nest of three robin chicks about 6 days old. It’s rather an odd nest, squashed between a tree trunk and a sapling. Sadly it turned out not to be a good design – when I went back a few days later this end of the nest had collapsed and the chicks were gone. It does amaze me the number of nests that are built in apparently ridiculous spots. Despite that most of them do survive.

Something else of interest this year is the number of pairs that have separated or moved or reformed. This female has left her mate after they successfully nested and is now living alone in a nearby patch of bush. May need some robin counselling.

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