Thank you a million times, Stewart, for taking on the role of hosting a Wednesday bird meme. I was wondering what I would do with all my bird shots. Due to my slackness in blogging last week I totally missed your first link up, but here's my first post for your meme.
The Superb Fairy Wren has been a bird I have been wanting to capture since I started photographing birds late last year. In the last two weeks I got lucky on two occasions. The first was a different bird song I heard in my own back yard... to my surprise this little bird was flitting back and forth on my back fence, so I took my camera outside and sat at our outdoor table & waited. It was a very overcast day, and the light was terrible, but this is what I captured. I believe it's a juvenile female.
Then last week, we drove into the city to visit the Roma Street Parklands. The plan was to capture some flower shots as my daughter Bec & I had borrowed my friends macro lens. While I was busy shooting macros, I heard a familiar song right nearby. I looked up to see this juvenile Superb Fairy Wren on the fence rail, singing his heart out!! A quick change of lens to my 55-250mm, aka stalker lens, and I snapped away until he decided to fly off. Again the light wasn't great, as it was in a shaded area of the gardens.
Sharing with Stewart's new meme: