15 August 2012

Wrens

The signage near Frazer Beach at Munmorah State Conservation Area reads 'watch out for the male superb blue wren with it's bright blue feathers, followed by a harem of brown females and non-breeding males.  Their musical zizzing trill is often heard in the low scrub where it likes to hide.

A small wren family were seen hopping around the scrub boundary, mixes of ti-trees, banksias, wattles and other natives.  When they ventured out into the open up between the picnic tables, then was the opportunity to get a snapshot.




 no wren in this photo but I loved the mossy cover over the ground

 



After a bleak, cold-wet-windy weekend, no wonder they were enjoying their time out (like I was just seeing them).  Missed getting the photo of the blue-boy that was there for a while, but happened upon another male fairy-wren in another location of the park

...the car-park in fact.  Well it was just alongside more dense native shrubbery but while he landed out here I had to try get a photo in case there wasn't another chance amongst the greenery.




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20 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos, Carole! Those wrens are gorgeous little birds. The black/blue plumage is wonderful! Nice catch light in the eyes, too. If they're anything like our wrens, they don't stay in one spot for long.

TexWisGirl said...

they're so beautiful! love them!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, beautiful photos. I love the cute wren, looks like it wears a mask on its eyes. And the fairy-wren is gorgeous. Lovely birds!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, beautiful photos. I love the cute wren, looks like it wears a mask on its eyes. And the fairy-wren is gorgeous. Lovely birds!

Renae said...

Nice!

really nice! I love the blue headed guys coloring. So nice to get to see that up close in a photo!

Super!

mick said...

Great photos - those little fellows are not easy to photograph!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a strikingly beautiful bird. Nice going Carole.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful little birds your Wren are.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The little fairy wren is such a cute little bird. Glad you were able to capture them.

schöngeist for two said...

wunderschön dieser Vogel und der blaue was für eine Fabre der hat!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Joop Zand said...

Lovely birds Carole..... good pictures.

Greetings, Joop

einfachtilda said...

Ganz wundervolle Vögel, kenne ich leider nicht.

LG Mathilda ♥

Stewart M said...

Hi there - The Frogmouth in my post is only found "up north" well outside both of our home patches!

The Fairy Wrens are never easy to photograph - they more too fast! I think this type of photography is where digital is so valuable - you can just keep trying.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Roy said...

That is a delightful little bird Carole.

Gary said...

That blue is electric!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jan Castle said...

The little blue wren is soooo pretty, and the brown one is just posing so nicely for you!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Mary said...

Beautiful...what a picture capture..the best kind for birds.

Sharyl said...

Don't know what it is with me and water lately! I looked at the first photo and saw a building being surrounded and flooded by water! Try again!

Love all your bird photos, Carole! It's fun to find beautiful birds in parking lots as well as "in the wild!" Your pictures remind us to look everywhere!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What lovely images of such sweet birds Carole... that blue one, wow~

Liz said...

Aren't Superb Fairy Wrens so sweet!! I managed to capture some more shots last week one of which is in my Project 366 Rewind post.
I'm still to capture a male in bright colours like yours. I've only managed to capture a juvenile male with it's pale blue colours.

Lovely shots, Carole!!