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.
(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