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Worth the Chase

By Lynniesefforts  
My daughter has just moved to Blackheath which is at the top of the Blue Mountains, and I like to stay over....a LOT. The bird life there is amazing, so different from what I get here in the lower mountains. I heard this little guy but I couldn't see him, so I was chasing the whistles for about 10 minutes until I finally spotted him. He is a male Superb Fairy Wren.The other 2 pics are of his bride.. She looks so different and very pretty, a little fluff ball. One is of her in the rain, waiting patiently for him to show up.

Thank you for all comments and clicks on my last upload of the Freesia..GrinGrin

Have a wonderful day Grin

Superb Fairy-wrens occupy wide range of habitat types, and are found in almost any area that has at least a little dense undergrowth to shelter in, including grasslands with scattered shrubs, moderately thick forest, woodland, heaths, and domestic gardens. Photos taken through next doors wire fence.

]Like all fairy-wrens, the Superb Fairy-wren is an active and restless feeder, particularly on open ground near shelter, but also through the lower foliage. Movement is a series of jaunty hops and bounces assisted by the huge tail, which is usually held upright, and rarely still. The diet is a wide range of small creatures, mostly insects, supplemented by small quantities of seeds, flowers, and fruit.

Females, immatures, and non-breeding males are a plain fawn colour, lighter underneath, with the tail fawn (females and immatures) or dull greyish blue (males). Breeding males, however, take on rich blue tones around the head, chest and back.
info from BIRD

Tags: Birds Australia Blue mountains Superb fairy wren Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Three great captures. Very interesting commentary. Cool that the breeding male changes color. Kind of struts his stuff. He is a guy.

Peter

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
28 Aug 2014 4:21AM
I just love these little Wrens Lynnie - especially those cheeky tail feathers GrinGrinGrin The male is stunning and the female so adorable !! Excellent photos
28 Aug 2014 5:33AM
Beautiful set .- V3 is my favorite with those droplets ! GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
28 Aug 2014 6:42AM
Super shots of a lovely little bird.

Andy
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 7:16AM
Wonderful captures of this delighful little bird. V2 for me please Lynette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
28 Aug 2014 7:45AM
Well done you...he is a beauty
28 Aug 2014 9:13AM
Outstanding!
More please, Lynnie.
3 Super images of this beautiful bird,well captured.

Bob.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 11:21AM
3 super images of this great looking bird Lynette, great write upSmile

Cliff
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Aug 2014 3:23PM
Fine shots of the little critters Lynnie !!
Mick.
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
28 Aug 2014 4:31PM
A super set!
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Aug 2014 7:28PM
Lovely set of fine images!!
29 Aug 2014 2:53AM
Bride and groom are made for each other. I love your description" fluff ball". Very pretty.
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
29 Aug 2014 8:56AM
A brilliant set of these lovely birdsSmile
Yes well worth the chaseSmile
NettaSmileSmile
Lovely photography and well worth the chase,the fact that you kept a steady hand despite chasing these birds is a credit to you.
Martyn.
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 9:35PM
After all that chasing about you certainly deserved these. Great imagesGrin
Ryan
lesliea 6 2 Australia
5 Sep 2014 10:28AM
Beautifully captured and great info well done.
Allen, Smile Wink

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