Tuesday, August 23, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Grey Fantail


The Grey Fantail, Rhipidura albiscarpa, is widely spread in
Australia and nearby islands, only absent in the driest of deserts.

It is a welcome autumn visitor to my garden, remaining usually
until the really hot weather strikes in late spring.

Here you see it in my messy autumn bed along the front of our
house on the farm, perching on a Lilium regale support.


A back-to-front view with the splayed tail in front and head at
the other end. What is in-between, I leave to your imagination.


Here it is flirting on one of my unkempt Cymbidium orchids,
I am ashamed to say I haven't cleaned them up in quite some
time.


Are you photographing me??? Did you get a permit???


If you don't stop, I'll go into attack mode, so watch out!



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39 comments:

  1. Hi there - they are great little birds - they do seem so brave - but when you build your nest in the kinds of places they do I suppose you need a bit of bravery.

    Cheers Stewart M

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  2. Such a beautiful bird, I love the way you surprised and captured him, his protests notwithstanding! :-)

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  3. he is lovely! love his dark coloring!

    yes, we've been fortunate to have some trees and bushes stay green in our heat and drought while others have turned brown and are losing their foliage. the grass is mostly straw. but fall is coming soon (i hope) so maybe we'll get some refreshing rains. :)

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  4. That is quite a feisty little bird :)

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  5. What a lovely little bird, Arija! He does indeed look feisty!! Marvelous captures! And I LOVE your new header!
    Have a lovely evening!

    Sylvia

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  6. Omw, Arija, what a beautiful bird and you caught the display so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. I hope you're keeping well. Blessings, Jo

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  7. A beautiful little bird to see and a lovely post to read...

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  8. Number 3 is a great shot of a beautiful little guy. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Beautiful photos of this lovely little bird!

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  10. Oh Arija, your new banner is so lovely and what a cute thought...never have I been asked if I had a permit to photograph, so if you got one, let me know where;))) very clever~

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  11. Great photos. Would you believe I still don't have good photos of a fantail! I must try again!

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  12. You sure caught the personality of the fantail very well Arija. Very brave bird for being a couple of ounces! It would be fun to see your garden in full regalia!

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  13. Hi there - and what a splendid neck of the woods it is!

    I pretty sure that only the Northern part of the Prom is open at present. I think most roads beyond the old air field are still closed. They had 25% of the normal annual rainfall in 24 hours a while ago and there was serious flooding.

    I would check "Park Web" if I was you to see what the state of play is.
    Cheers Stewart M

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  14. That bird is a beauty. I admire your skill in capturing these images.


    Sylvia and I are working on a new MWT blog. We want the thing to continue. We are counting on some gifted bloggers to ramp up our offerings with some great images.

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  15. So much attitude in such a little fellow!!

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  16. Lovely looking bird Arija.
    Great pose in the last one.

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  17. Hi A. thanks so much for stopping by my blog! And I enjoyed your comment so much! Wonderful to find and follow your blog! I am terrible at snapping birds...way to slow~ am always practising though! Love your pics!

    Veronica
    www.mothercitymagic.blogspot.com

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  18. Love your photos and comments by the little guy!

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  19. This could be nice to participate!
    Your little birds are chatting to you, we can see :) they are telling lovely things , I suppose, giving energy to you!

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  20. Laughing at the looks he's giving you! What a cute little bird!

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  21. Beautiful photos and thanks for the Satin Bowerbird ID we don't get to see many with the barring on them guess we will have to have a closer look next time we see them.

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  22. Cute birds and wonderful photos, Arija! I love the look on the last shot. Very cute!

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  23. I was going to say- an Iris or orchid..delightful images! Wow, those cheeky Corella's on the pine below are fabulous!!

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  24. You are an amazing photographer! Wow!

    MWT will have a new life as Our World Tuesday at http://sourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/

    I have a sad habit of creating long URLs.

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  25. what a cute little birdie....i love his "fan"!!!

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  26. What a nifty little bird Arija. Really cute.
    I am so glad you are having a wonderful time with your sister. Enjoy every minute you can. We're good here...
    B.

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  27. Wonderful capture! Such a lovely bird, Arija. And I like messy autumn beds best, document a life well lived.

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  28. nice capture. :) it is gorgeous and your shots are great. :)

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  29. wow, that's an awesome little Beauty! I love that last photo and the look :D

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  30. Awesome photos..he seems very energetic!!!

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  31. Thank you for the visit Arija..I am behind. It's all I can do to keep up with the monarch caterpillars and the bird feeders..I am hoping my new diet low in carbs and sugar will give me better news as the doc next month as I don't need another diagnosis of diabetes...hugs...Michelle

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  32. Lovely shots Arija. He looks so cross!!

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  33. What a beauty! Lovely captures.

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  34. The name seems very apt. How cute.

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  35. Awesome shots of the Grey Fantail Arija! Those last two close ups are truly amazing!

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