I spent a couple of days this week at Shakespear Park looking at where all the new robins have settled in. They’ve spread to most places you’d expect and a few that you wouldn’t.
The scrubby area above with its grassy under-story is not typical robin country but here a robin lives. I’m guessing it won’t stay here too long though. They are still moving around and there is a lot of jostling for position in some of the more popular areas. The easiest place to see a robin is in Waterfall Gully where there are now two well-settled pairs. Walk slowly, but not necessarily quietly, and you’ll probably come across them. The question is why didn’t more robins settle there as it’s some of the better bush on the park. It has mature scrub and coastal forest with good leaf litter and a lovely stream and… Maybe it pays not to overthink things.