Tuesday, November 1, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Superb Fairy Wrens


These birds are male Superb Fairy Wrens. They were feeding in the grass and flowers around our cottage when we were on holiday. They would attack their own reflections in the windows of the house and on the cars windscreen. One bird actually landed on the car within seconds of us pulling up to the cottage.

That’s a really high degree of territoriality!





You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.

You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the birds.

31 comments:

Valerie said...

Lovely captures Stewart - these really are splendid birds, so captivating (and hard to capture because of their rapid movements, so you've done well!).

Romina said...

Oh the bird looks so adorable,they like to mirror themselves on the glass window, how cute. I like the bluish color of the bird. It's Melbourne Cup there, did your horse win? hehe

Thanks for your comment and visit to my blog...

ladyfi said...

What delightful pics!

lisa said...

What sweet little ones these are Stewart!
Love these photographs of them!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, they're beautiful and tenacious little ones!

EG Wow said...

Such pretty birds. What a shame they attack their own reflections!

Andrew said...

A beautiful little bird to see Stewart.

Gary said...

Pretty dramatic colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jo Bryant said...

such wonderful photos - they really are beautiful

eileeninmd said...

They are pretty birds, I like their colorings. It is weird seeing them attach the car. Very funnY!

mick said...

Great photo captures of these beautiful little birds.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

:) beautiful photos; love the wrens; he's a beauty.

Adam Tilt said...

A new bird for me and what a cracker. Nicely photographed.

Springman said...

Wonderful bird Stewart, so sprightly. Apparently a real clown too! But that blue, unworldly!

Arija said...

They are such perky little guys. In our mountain residence they quite viciously attack my side mirrors and dining room windows.

karen said...

Such a pretty little thing.

Springman said...

Pavarotti indeed! Paying Ready Attention is no loose description of your focus on detail. Still, the silliness of spell check occasionally cracks me up. Can't you see Luciano bringing forth his tenor with a spectacular fire burning in the background?
But yes, you have saved me from further embarrassment, I did mean paparazzi. That's what a public school education and a night of debauchery will do for your mind! At least I got the first letter right.
Thank you Stewart!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of a beautiful bird!
Wish I could see them here!

Karen said...

Precious little birds, beautiful colouration.

NatureFootstep Travel said...

hm, can you send me a couple of these? I would love to have them in my neighburhood. :)

Liz said...

Wonderful captures Stewart!! I am yet to capture these cheeky little birds with the clarity I prefer. They move so fast!

joo said...

Lovely bird to watch, Steward!
Thanks for sharing:)

Tracey N. said...

I love the way these birds look and the name fits them perfectly! How fun to watch them attack their own reflections.

Pat said...

They are the most beautiful color! Lovely shots, Stewart!

Jean said...

Oh how cute!

Mimmu said...

Beautiful little bird and fine photos to look at. And of course the species is quite unknown to me :), again I learned something new, thanks!

Pat Ulrich said...

Such stunningly marked birds -- really cool to see!

Inger-M said...

He's so cute! Love these shots :-)

Larry said...

Great shots of these little spunky birds Stewart! I have seen several different breeds of birds engage in this behavior during breeding season. Even my beloved Western Bluebirds have parked themselves on the car mirror to fight off the intruder.

heyBJK said...

Awesome photos, Stewart! I've never seen this kind of wren before.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That IS territorial -- they are beautiful birds. we're on the road -- back to catch up w/ both blogs when I have a chance.