17 February 2014

Superb Fairy Wren



These delightful little birds flit about so quickly, it's very challenging to fit one in your camera frame before it's moved on again.  This day, I was only able to get this quick-pic of the male when they ventured into the back garden. 

Not exactly the angle I was hoping for as I hit the shutter, but it is the sweetest tail isn't it?


...a female (Jenny) wren, or possibly a juvenile.



after the brief sojourn in the back gardens, then they were back into the bush corridor again. 





 



25 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

'Superb' is the only word for these little chaps, even if he's not exactly showing his best side to the camera!

David Gascoigne said...

It is, in a word, superb!

eileeninmd said...

I would love to see these birds in the wild someday! Gorgeous birds and lovely photos, Carole!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

all those back tail feathers are up & showing off, i guess searching for a friend. wink. wink. hint. hint. ha. ha!! ... neat colorings. happy week. ( :

Laure Ferlita said...

Just love the name of these adorable creatures! That blue is just showy enough to grab the attention.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Yes I also love these little birds and as you say very hard to pin down to photograph but you did it very well.

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Good one, I love the pictures...

TexWisGirl said...

so darn cute! and that angle is perfect for him! :)

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful bird is this.
We do not have those in the Netherlands.

schöngeist for two said...

wunderschöner Vogel!
Herrliche Fotos sind das..
Lieben Gruss Elke

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I always enjoy when you show off these cute little birds.

Gumer Paz said...

To move so fast, you were very lucky, Carole. :)
That tail is used to attract attention, right?
A kiss from Spain

Montanagirl said...

They are just so pretty!

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love these little ones.
Those tails that stick straight up, never fail to make me smile.

Helma said...

What a cute birdies again.
Very nice to see :-)

Carole M. said...

these birds never fail to grab attention, and to Gumer, that first image, a little of the Tina Turner, shakin' a tail feather happening :)

alp said...

Estupendas imágenes... Una maravilla... Un abrazo desde Murcia...

Jan Castle said...

Great snaps Carole even if not the best side - LOL!
Jan

Merlesworld said...

We have a little blue fellow and his two females there is always three, they come every year. I look forward to their visit.
Merle..............

Brian King said...

I just love all the different Fairy Wrens! They're so colorful and the long tails are too cool! I wish we had them here.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful bird, such lovely photos

Wally Jones said...

Typical view of a wren!

They are evidently proud of their tails as they are usually straight up and that's the only view one gets! I have a whole collection of wren tail photographs!

Nice images, Carole! Wow, they are beautiful!

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

My favourite birds - lovely photos.....

Jeanne said...

These are gorgeous little birds. We have some similar at our cabin and very hard to be fast enough to catch in the lens

Marilyn said...

They are so precious. I love the little tail on the first one.