Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday: Fairy-wrens

Last week was an awesome week for lifers and in the most unexpected places. This post I will share the first 2, as they came from the same little reserve.

This male Red-backed Fairy-wren wasn't cooperating, hiding & flitting about at a great rate.


Finally, after around 10 shots, I managed a relatively clear one...

The next little gem; a male Variegated Fairy-wren, proved equally as quick and determined not to give me a clear shot. With him hiding amongst the branches, my camera struggled to focus clearly with all the movement..


Almost got him, but not quite! Some long grass just masking him a little...

But again, finally I managed a relatively clear shot...

Aren't they just gorgeous!!  I have now ticked 3 Fairy-wrens off my list.

Joining in with Stewart's meme:

22 comments:

Brian King said...

Congratulations! They're both great looking birds! Beautiful plumage! I like the long tails.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hi Liz!
Great photographic series.
Lovely bird.
Regards

TexWisGirl said...

they're such cute little sprites!

(just fyi, since i continue to have such problems getting google reader to give me your feed, i 'unfollowed' your blog and added you directly as a subscription to my google reading list. i hope that will help it recognize your new posts in a timely manner!)

nic.b van es said...

gefeliciteerd,wat zijn ze mooi.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You have some lovely wrens there, we only have the brown one. What a delight it must be to see some different ones.

Nette Cecilia said...

Great shot ,Nette

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are so lovely, such beautiful little birds, with sparky personalities;')~

mick said...

Great photos of the wrens. You were lucky to find two kinds so close together.

GOOSE said...

Great shots.
Blessings,
Goose

Kerri said...

Oh My .... they are so beautiful!! Great captures!

Carletta said...

These are sweet looking little birds!
I love all the color on the Variegated Fairy. Fits my idea of a 'fairy' land.
Lovely finds Liz!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice images of birds totally foreign to me. I'm jealous! Congratulations on adding them to your list.

-- Wally

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those are beautiful little birds! I love their tails.

Buttons said...

Yes they are truly gorgeous you certainly have great shots.
You also certainly have a lot of patience:) B

GB said...

I've never seen (nor heard of) these wrens. Knowing how hard it is to get good bird shots I think these are brilliant.

Pauline said...

Well done, Liz, we have been rewarded for your patience. These are beautiful captures of a lovely little bird.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful series. Fairy Wrens are the cutest little birds!

eileeninmd said...

Adorable birds, They are so colorful. You have some awesome photos! Congrats on your lifers, Liz.

Juliana said...

Fairy blue bird!
very beautiful!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I get excited if I saw either of these birds, let alone both! Fairy wrens are hard to shot - they move so fast.

Thanks for the comment on my blog - I've been in Oman for a week hence slow reply!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Neil said...

Not easy birds to take photos of great job.

Seeing Each Day said...

Wow - so vibrant in their colours , particularly love your last capture.

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