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AUSTRALIA - Splendid Fairywren

Date: 13th January 2011

AUSTRALIA – The Splendid Fairy Wren

Just before my  almost new NIKON camera gave up the ghost I caught a lovely little group of Wrens. The Splendid Fairywren is an absolutely gorgeous little thing which looks as though he dipped himself in Ultramarine Blue Paint. I can hardly believe that in bird terminology he is ‘common’.

I glimpsed one in the Bushes and trained the zoom lens onto the spot where I saw the flash of blue being too far away to really see the little creature. I put the camera on sport mode so that I could catch any rapid movement.

Imagine my surprise when I returned to the UK and downloaded the photos onto my computer. I’d captured a whole group of wrens – a harem if you like with the male surrounded by his women.


The photo is not quite as clear as I’d like it to be but I think the birds are so enchanting that I wanted to share the moment with you.
 

AUSTRALIA - Splendid Fairywren

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