Sunday, April 18, 2010

MY WORLD ~ An Extraordinary Occurrence





















Yesterday I saw the first Fantail of the season. I always look
forward to them with their fanned out flirty tails. It was right
outside the window and, as I carefully headed out the door, it
came to the door as though expecting me.

Hoping to get a shot at it on the vegetation on the pergola some 4'
away, I started to raise my camera, when, to my surprise and utter
delight I had two tiny birds, like supersonic butterflies, darting to
within a few inches of my face and chest, cirling me and playing
chasey. I stood as though bewitched, the camera unraised. They
were much too close to get a shot at and with such fast and furious
flying, there was no hope anyway.

I stood entranced and enjoyed the performance until they moved to
the lytch gate a little further away.

Getting into action, I did my level best even with the uncertain light
but only managed these two uncertain shots of an unidentifiable
Blue Wren. We have a number of Superb Blue Fairy-Wrens here, but
this particular one matches nothing in my extensive birdbooks.
Obviously it was a territorial altercation which the wren won, yet left me
disappointedly empty handed of my first Fantail photo.


















Thanks to the MY WORLD Team I too can let you see the wonders
in my vicinity.

29 comments:

  1. What a lovely bird and a wonderful look at your world, Arija! Hope your week goes well!

    Sylvia

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  2. The antics of birds will always get me to pause and observe. They can be quite agressive in their territorial disputes.

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  3. Extraordinarily beautiful. What an experience.

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  4. What a loverly looking bird this is... it reminds me of our Long Tailed Tit...

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  5. Oh that is so special,a memory you will carry in your heart if not on picture.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  6. Wow! That was an extraordinary occurrence. Sometimes you just have to savor the experience as you did, and while you were unable to get a photo while the activity was going on, you will always have that memory. Too bad about the fantail, but you'll get that opportunity another time.

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  7. Wrens are such cute birds. We had a wren in a nesting box last year and I was just wondering yesterday if it would return. How nice to see yours have!

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  8. Arija,
    the pictures are delightful!
    Even though you did not catch your first Fantail, what a joy that they are back.

    May you enjoy their company,
    Merisi

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  9. You must have done something right or they got the call to go see you. These experiences only come to certain people and I think the birds all know who they are.

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  10. Arija, these are stunning photos of a beautiful bird and the blurred background is beautiful.
    Smiles

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  11. What a wonderful experience, Arija. You were surely blessed by this occurance. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Arija
    questo uccello è così piccolo....
    Avrà già mangiato ?

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  13. Methinks you had a magical moment Arija, enchanting indeed. A lovely post and lovely photographs.

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  14. cool, cool! I'm not familiar with Australian birds. Sounds like a great experience! I've had a few hummingbirds here come up to me and touch my head and hover centimeters from my face (crazy!!). So neat :)

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  15. Arija, what a story! Sometimes the experience is worth more than the photos. You can always keep the memory with you no matters where you go! I love that name, "Blue Fairy Wren." I hope you are feeling better. You have been on my mind.

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  16. How are you Arija. Good fantail you captured.

    Happy Anzac day.

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    You have an amazing blog! Very interesting content! Keep it up :D
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    It's still new, but I hope you like it!!

    Thanks :D

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  18. Yes! The birds must know.

    Yesterday my husband and I went to the vet to pick up something for Daisy and I saw a rose bush and I thought of you. Whenever I see roes no, I think of you and when I see pink one I say your name!

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  19. Aaaw, I wanted to ask how you are doing. I hope you are well. Tsup!

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  20. Hi Arija, just popping over to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hope you're feeling better, my friend. xx

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  21. Wonderful bird.
    We have a French word for it "rhipidure à collier" but it doesn't live here.

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  22. It's a beautiful blog, congratulations! Salutations from Barcelona (Spain). I invite you to visit my blog. Thanks for your sensibility.

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  23. Interesting story arija. Sorry you missed the photo you wanted!
    The roses below are just beautiful!

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  24. How are you my beloved Arija? I think of you everyday...

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  25. What a fabulous experience and you described it so beautifully too. I can see you with the birds fluttering around you. I love the 2 photos you did manage to get.

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