Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 335 - Fairy Martin

Well, by the time this post goes to air, some people will have completed Christmas and others will still be knee deep in presents and food.  In many homes fairy lights will twinkle on a tree.

On WBW Fairy Martins twinkle on a barbed wire fence.  (Well sort of!)

The Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel) is mainly a summer visiting breeder to Southern Australia.  I took these pictures on Christmas Eve at the Western Treatment Plant - AKA Werribee Sewage Works! (This is what happens when you are organised and dont have to do any shopping on the day before Christmas!)

This bird can be identified by its characteristic ginger/rufous crown.





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Feel free to spread the word about our little birding community in 2019 - wishing you a great Christmas and a bird filled New Year.  SM


11 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Merry Christmas ♥

(maybe a little late for you...)

Missy George said...

Little birdie Stewart. Good photos. Merry Christmas!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That's a joyous wee birdie - nearly as good as a robin! Hope you had a fabulous day!!! YAM xx

David Gascoigne said...

A Fairy Martin in a fence beats a fairy light on a tree any day.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Sweet little bird! Merry Christmas, Stewart!

Brian King said...

These are beautiful! Love the barbed wire!

Emma said...

These are little cuties, though that ginger crown is not always so obvious when they are zooming past! Great photos!

And And I hope you had a great Christmas! :)

italiafinlandia said...

Cute Martin!
What a nice wish you expressed: a bird filled New Year... the same to you, Stewart! Happy Holidays.

Rhodesia said...

Wow, they are so cute, Lovely shots. All the best for 2019 Diane

Linda said...

Cute little bird! Hope you are having nice holidays.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a pretty little bird ..we had a nice Christmas Holiday, but sadly not many birds. I will be back. Happy New Year to all.