We have many Cape Robin-Chats in our garden. In fact the very first call in the morning is that of the Cape Robin-Chat. Also, if I'm in the garden when darkness falls, the Cape Robin-Chat can be heard from the trees in my garden, providing the last sound of the day: wurr-de-dur. This is actually its alarm call. The real song of a Cape Robin-Chat is melodious. This bird is also a capable mimic.
I know this youngster has been bred in our garden; I need to find the nest it came from. When I do, I will photograph it and post about it (what else? LOL!)
I couldn't help snapping away at this cheerful young bird. It gave me ample opportunity to do so!
Above the Robin-Chat scrummages in the thick compost which has been laid in my garden. He kept looking up at me and hopping a little ahead to scratch for food again.
It was great for me to be able to capture these images. Adult birds are a lot more suspicious and you don't get good photos.
Long may you live in my garden, little lad. Next year you may breed your own young here. I look forward to seeing them!
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