Tuesday 4 October 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 532 - Grey Fantail

It would seem that being (sort of) retired is no less busy than being in full time work - but I am sure I will get things sorted in my favour soon!

These are pictures of Grey Fantails (Rhipidura albiscapa).  This is bird that never seem to keep still.  As a kid I would see 'Wagtails' that constantly moved their tails up and down - this is a species that constantly moves their tail side to side.  They also jump in the air, dash after flies and generally never stay in one place more than a few seconds.

I took these pictures (long with those for the last couple of week) on the beach at Walkerville, a small settlement east of Melbourne.

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  1. Hari OM
    I always enjoy the moments when I get to share space with a wagtail - be it the British or the Aussie!!! YAM xx

  2. It would certainly be more difficult to track and photograph if it did not wave its tail. I have been "retired" since 1993 and never looked back. Yet I am so busy now that I don't have time to be retired.

  3. Look Stewart, I'm between two hummingbirds!

  4. Hello Stewart :=)
    It must have been extremely difficult to photograph such a busy little bird. I would love to see it wagging it's tail, dog fashion! Congrats on getting such fine photos of the Grey Fantail.
    Sorry! no photos this week.

  5. Nice photos. I don't get that many good bird pictures now that I depend on my cell phone camera when I'm out running errands and so on. With winter coming, I should get more bird photos once I put the feeders out.