Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 351 - Superb Fairy-Wren

There seems to be a family of Superb Fairy-Wrens (Malurus cyaneus) in residence in one of the little patches of semi-native vegetation near my house.  Its not really the most peaceful place, with the freeway just the other side of a high wall, but beggars cannot be choosers!

My plan is to try to visit the site on a regular basis and keep an eye open for this group of birds.  One of the males in the group seemed to be developing some blue colour (a generic name for these birds - and a couple of other species is 'blue-wrens') - but I did not manage to get any decent images of that bird.

So, here is the first in what may become a series.





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19 comments:

Rhodesia said...

How lucky can you get, looking forward to a series on Fairy-Wrens, they are such cute little birds. I have only ever seen one single Eurasian wren in our garden here but it means I guess that they are around somewhere! Have a good day, cheers Diane

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is interesting how these little ones can adapt to disruptions in their habitat. The change in plumage will be fun to watch!

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

Very nice in the middle of the reedbed !

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and that is a series I eagerly await! YAM xx

Brian King said...

Fantastic little birds! Love the reeds!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I think this is my favourite little Australian bird Stewart and I am hoping you can photograph the beautiful male. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Lea said...

Cute little bird - such a bright eye!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice images .. Well done .. Greetings ..

This N That said...

It just goes to show that you don't have to go far to find sweet little birds..Enjoy your day..

Marie Smith said...

Such a cute little creature!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Oh Stewart, I hope you are able to continue. Following them and their behaviors (which I know you will capture) would be GREAT!!...:)JP

Betty Crow said...

What an adorable wren. It's a new one for me. Have a wonderful day.

Linda said...

Cute name for a cute bird!

italiafinlandia said...

How cute...and brisk!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

soooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I have a similar tiny tit that visits my back yard ... not often ... they always get a squeeee out of me.

Cloudia said...

Thank you Stewart

Екатерина Балагурова said...

We also have these tiny birds. They are so cute!!

Lady Fi said...

What sweet shots of this tiny bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those well-named fairy wrens really are superb! I hope they do become a series ... it’s a great thing to be able to “follow” the same clan ...something I can only do vicariously and I’m looking forward to it.