Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mrs Fairy Wren..



Whenever we are walking in or near bush areas I always keep both eyes open to see if I can catch a pic of the fairy wrens, they are the sweetest little (11-13cm) birds but so hard to snap as they flit around searching for insects. Years ago I did get a shot of a male white-winged fairy-wren you can see him here but he's not as crisp as I would like. Yesterday on that very same stretch of the coastal walk along Burns Beach I snapped a female fairy wren, not as clear as I would like but she was a fair distance away. It's a bit infair that the males are such a splendid blue while the females, apart from a few pale blue feathers in their tail, are a sandy brown. Still very cute though all puffed up to keep out the cold and on the plus side not so easy to spot by predators as their flamboyant partners. Hope your week is off to a good start, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


26 comments:

  1. That is really a beautiful "elf", Grace!
    Oh, how sweet the male white-winged fairy wren ... hahaha ... sweet!
    The female too, but not so beautiful!
    I assume it is difficult to photograph because they are fast and small!
    Wishing you a great day!🤗

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  2. What a beautiful bird. The male and female of fairy wrens are very different, the blue of the male is spectacular.
    Great shots.
    have a nice week

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  3. The tail of this beautiful bird looks strong and alert! That last photo looks so relaxing dear Grace! Thanks for taking us there!

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  4. ...thanks for the image of the ocean, I miss seeing it.

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  5. Love that landscape and the tiny wren is a great bonus!

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  6. A beutiful wee wren and a lovely view of the ocean. Perfect shots, Grace.

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  7. I think she looks lovely in her soft brown tones, Grace!

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  8. what a wonderful light in those images.

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  9. A lovely wren and what a wonderful view of the ocean.

    All the best Jan

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  10. They are very sweet birds and not seen enough here.

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  11. What a cute little bird. The way you describe them reminds me of the verdin here. I have a terrible time trying to photograph them because they never sit still.
    PS great place for a walk!

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  12. Good shots of this cute little bird. It has a great name.

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  13. Sweet little thing! Nice scenery too.

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  14. I.want.to.see.... that little blue bird P tried to show me. I never saw it!!! Does it exist? Pic please, Grace. LOL. And none of that huge spider you and Ingo got, ewwww.

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  15. You nailed it. Difficult with a tele.

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  16. Wow, you become a real birdspotter. What a beautiful photos!

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  17. Great pics Grace. I see them around here too but they are just so quick!

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  18. Lovely photos. I have often wondered why male birds are so often far prettier than their females !! Keep well Diane

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  19. I have a hard time photographing little birds, too. They are quick and hide out faster than I can focus.

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  20. Beautiful images. I also love these little birds, a blue wren has been visiting our garden lately but never when I have the camera to hand.

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