11 July 2012

World Bird Wednesday from the Central Coast, NSW

Location: Soldiers Beach, cold and windy ... (it's Winter)



but the male Superb Fairy Wren was out and about


and some of his harem, or juveniles, also

brrr

the ocean in the background, way below


Nankeen Kestrel was up on some antannae.
My biggest photography buzz yet (I'm hardly over it still), was with these "I got lucky" shots of this kestrel making for last week's W.B.W. post here

Willie Wagtail

now that's better, with a glimpse of sunshine.


Even some blue sky to be had as the day progressed.  Nankeen Kestrel landed on a covered umbrella near the kiosk; it was time for a hot caffeine injection (for me).

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33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that kestral is so beautiful. but those fairy wrens are just so cute!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The little wren is so cute. The ones here don't have the blue on them. What is the temperature on a cold and windy day in Australia?

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, I love the cute Fairy wrens. Even their name sounds cute. The Wagtail is another one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your WBW.

Gary said...

They're all great, but Willie and the Fairy wren are beautiful and fun!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos - especially the Kestrel. I like your beach photo but it does look cold.

HansHB said...

Awesome post, - perfect for WBW!

Carole M. said...

Barb questioned the temperature on the day; it was probably in those early photographs around 9 degrees only. The location is situated high over the ocean and very open.

Dianne said...

Beautiful captures Carole .... the little fairy wrens are such treasures.

Andrew said...

The Fairy Wren is another newbie for me Carole and so lovely to see.
Wonderful images of all your beautiful wildlife.
xx

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is a gorgeous wren. Love the blue colors on the male. And the Kestrel is gorgeous too. :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh my goodness... that little fairy wren is simply too cute for his own good. :-)

Pat said...

You captured the cold and windy atmosphere in that beach shot.
The Fairy Wren and Kestrel are beauties (and the Willie Wagtail!)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The Superb Fairy Wren is so...so... I cannot think of anything different than what's been said several times already...cute!

heyBJK said...

Never in my life have I heard of a Superb Fairy Wren, but name made me laugh! Very colorful little bird! I like the wagtail's plumage, too. Your kestrel is just awesome! Love those shots! A very handsome raptor!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Hanne Bente

Larry said...

Superb Fairy Wren indeed! A perfect moniker for this adorable wren and great captures Carole!

Sharyl said...

Beautiful colors in sky, birds and water! It looks like it's gotten a bit chilly over there, and the birds are feeling it too!

Joop Zand said...

Very good pictures again.....i like the first and last very much Carole, these are my favorite's.

wish you a nice day,

Greetings, Joop

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great time.
Mette

Anni said...

Well now....color me green with envy....I have never seen nor heard of the "Fairy Wren". He is absolutely stunning!!!

Loved your bird photos, as always.


Wood Stork

Pete Shanley said...

Well done Carole - I remember your kestrel shots from last week fondly as well! I'm pleased that he remains accessible to you!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots Carole!!
I would be delighted to capture the male Fairy Wren and the Nankeen Kestrel. I haven't come across either in my short 8 months of birding.

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful images-- I especially like those exotic (to me) wrens!

Joyful said...

Very pretty!

Frank said...

Superb images of the Kestrel but the Fairy Wren definitely has the aaaah factor. Lovely post Carole.

Adam Jones said...

The Kestrel is really stunning. Fabulous shots.

Jan Castle said...

That little Fairy Wren looks like someone spilled a bucket of paint on top of him...LOL! Great pics Carole!
TFS,
Jan

Geke said...

Beautiful shots. I like the blue color from the Superb Fairy Wren and of course the Nankeen Kestrel's beautiful feathers. Do I see a tangle pattern? ;-)

Nadege, said...

Those little wrens are so difficult to capture...a fantastic collection.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shots - just beautiful!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, I like such views. I am greeting

Pam :) said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Kestrel shots.. and all of these amazing bird captures, Carole.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great shots of the Kestrel - I never seem to find them in good light - oh well!
I thought I’d let you know that I stepped into the void caused by Springmans decision to close down World Bird Wednesday by setting up Wild Bird Wednesday (!) on my photoblog at Paying Ready Attention – Photo Gallery.

Feel free to visit and link.

Stewart M - Australia