Fairy-wrens in motion

Fairy-wrens are always in motion. That’s what makes them so difficult to capture on film. Today I caught a number of smudges and smears of blue, and a few good shots too.

This still photo is of a female fairy-wren. She’s not really headless, but it’s the best shot I could get. Her colouring is less spectacular than the male, but she’s still pretty.

Female fairy wren

(I managed to get a good shot of a male fairy-wren about a month ago.)

This video shows her flitting from branch to branch:

This is her male companion:

And the male again:

Common name: Variegated Fairy-wren

Scientific name: Malurus lamberti

Approximate length: 13 cm

Date spotted: 27 August 2016

Season: Late winter

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’53.5″S 151°15’09.4″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2016/08/27, in Birds, Fairy-wren and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice videos Sarah. I agree with you that some birds present quite a challenge for the photographer. 🙂

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