Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday 272 - Superb Fairy-wren

There seemed to be a small resident group of Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) in the garden in the house we stayed in at Apollo Bay.

These are tiny, fast moving birds - and as such were a bit of challenge.  The adult male (and sometimes others as well) objected very strongly to presence of 'alien' birds in the wing mirrors of our car and they would display and attack the reflection.  This at least give me a chance to know where the birds would be!

So, here are some Superb Fairy-wrens in a variety of locations from the garden.











As ever, you can join in with WBW by clicking on the blue button below - and why not spread the word about this little group to friends and fellow bloggers alike.  (Hard to believe this in week 272!)   Cheers SM.

29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this is a beautiful little bird. I would love to see one in the wild too. Great series of photos. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wow, what a beautiful little guy

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That mirror was a convenient birding accessory! Pugnacious but beautiful little chaps!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I had some final images of this couple still not linked up. They are gorgeous :)

Brian King said...

Such beautiful little birds! Love the long tails!

Phil Slade said...

Very interesting Stewart. Their poses are certainly very aggressive and your car mirrors proved very handy for those pictures. Once again, thanks for the link-up today.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so tiny and sweet looking, but obviously can get aggressive...even for the wrong reasons. We once had a robin that kept on attacking his reflection in our deck window. Every day when the light was right he’d fly down ready to wage war. I worried about him. Thanks for hosting!

Marie Smith said...

These wrens are have gorgeous blue colouring!

Sharon Wagner said...

Oh, they are adorable. Except for the doo, doo.

Rhodesia said...

Wow what a pretty bird, I love it. Cheers Diane

Charlene N.K. said...

They're such a beauty! Love them. I hope to see one someday.

mick said...

Great photos of those beautiful little wrens. I haven't seen them around here - instead we see the Red-backed and the Variegated forms.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
One of my all-time faves in the avian world! YAM xx

Nora said...

such a delicate pretty bird, never seen one and such nice color.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Gorgeous little bird. Great pics, perfect to share with us. Thanks.

Lea said...

Such a uniquely colored bird! Very pretty!
Hope you are having a great week!

Jo said...

Hi Stewart, what a pretty bird. And with a pretty aggressive stance as well! Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds and for hosting this meme. Have a great day. Jo

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh the Wrens, they are a magnificent group and this little beauty is the piece' de resistance. How lucky you are to just lay eyes on him and to catch him in his feisty display is awesome ... even comical. I had a female Cardinal that used to see her reflection in the garage window right next to her nest. I used to wonder if she had time to feed her babies she was so obsessed with that reflection. But, in the end, all was well and the babies fledged ... but I am guessing she was close to a nervous breakdown. Love this post, Stewart ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Linda W. said...

Cute birds! Love the blue head.

A Colorful World said...

Exquisite little bird! You got some amazing photos. I try to shoot the chickadees and juncos here and they move pretty fast too so I understand your difficulty. But, wow!

photodoug said...

Stewart, what an amazing little bird. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Prettiest bird in all of Australia (in my opinion!) It's on my bucket list.

Missy George said...

Gorgeous little bird..sure making a mess of your car..Do they do that during mating season??

Linda said...

Sweet name for a "superb" little bird!

Anu said...

Hello! It is a cute little bird! Great photos!

A Quiet Corner said...

He is a BEAUTY, Stewart...striking, in fact and very unique...:)JP

David Gascoigne said...

Hi Stewart: I remember this species well from time spent in Australia. We are presently on vacation in Slovenia and Croatia and will be heading back home in another week. We will start to firm up our plans for next year in December and will put some dates on the trip. Have a great weekend. David

depraton said...

They are beautiful, I like the deep blue color. I'm from Europe, so I don't have the chance to see them in my Garden.

Janice Adcock said...

beautiful!