Tuesday, October 11, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Birds in the Wild Wood


While walking in our little Wild Wood the other day a Wood
Duck took to the sky at my sudden appearance at the dam.
It flew like a speeding train, if you enlarge it, you will see the
relative speed of duck to background.



Then, in a tree near by, a Willy-wagtail started serenading me,


lifting up his head in song


and really getting into the swing of things. I was rather chuffed
by his solo performance just for my delectation.


Moving along, I gathered this little Superb Blue Wren to my
bag for the day. He must be a young male, the blue was quite
light compared to the mature males we see strutting their
thing in full mating plumage.



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45 comments:

  1. that wagtail sure is cute! and singing his heart out for you! :)

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  2. I love your wildwood! Wonderful pictures (but I think that's the photographer as much as the wonderful woods!) I'd love to just SEE those birds.

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  3. Magical and beautiful captures. I wish we had beautiful birds here on our property like these. Wonderful photography. genie

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  4. What superb captures for the day! Love those birds and he surely did did serenade you!! Wonderful indeed!

    Sylvia

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  5. Hi Arija....Adorable birds...the little blue wren is so cute and the wagtail is quite the singer!!
    So nice to see the birds you have there!!

    Grace

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  6. Oh this is so cool, I could really tell he is serenading you his tiny mouth is open. Love your shots!

    WBW

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  7. Each part of the world has its own special birds. The ones from your part of the world I will probably only see in photos.

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  8. Hehehehe, the pictures of the little black birdie singing his heart out makes me smile. It's all for you!

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  9. Nice photo of the duck flying off in such a hurry - but I think the little wren is the best!

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  10. Singing bird in the photo, what delightful thing to see and definitely to hear :)
    So clear and beautiful portraits of your birds.

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  11. Beautiful birds to see.. the wagtail is co cute.

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  12. Beautiful photo of a duck in flight and also your photos with lovely birds while singing; missing only the sound so that atmosphere is complete.

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  13. Hi there - Willy Wagtails always remind me of clockwork toys (I'm showing my age here!) - with that tail that is never still.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Willy puts on quite the show. Breeding time?

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  15. Willy-wagtail in flight is awesome, I can imagine the sweet melody:)

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  16. Wonderful captures, Arija! Getting a bird in flight is tough but the duck shot is superb. The wagtail and Blue wren are such pretty little birds!

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  17. Great shot of the little blue wren, Arija. Beautiful singing wagtail, a bird I'd love to listen to.

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  18. That's lovely! I wish I could hear him:)

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  19. well I'll be. I've never heard of a Willy-wagtail before, and I just love your photos of him, especially the third where he's opened his beak! I was curious to hear his song and found a YouTube video of one doing his thing. it's a lovely sound, at times melodic and other times more like a chit chit. I've never seen a Wood Duck either. one time I purchased a home-made wood duck house at an auction - it was made out of barn wood and that's why I wanted it. it was huge! and not to be left out, the little Blue Wren is adorable. I love their song too. thanks for sharing your bird world Arija, it's always a pleasure. happy day to you.

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  21. That wagtail is a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. Arija, I hope that willy wagtail has a song to match his beauty!

    So sorry to hear about your sister. I hope it all turns out well. Am thinking of you and praying. Hugs from Massachusetts are flying through the air!

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  23. Wonderful collection of burds and photos. I love the wagtail singing photo. Cute captures.

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  24. Wonderful captures!
    Love the last shot! So cute!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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    Have a great time****

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  25. Nice collection for your days wanderings Arija. Such a beautiful wood too. Thank you for sharing your spectacular walk! Cheers!

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  26. I love the name "Willy Wagtail"it makes me smile. Your photos of this cool bird makes me smile more. Really love the one of him/her singing!

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  27. we have a very big bird called wood pigeon.

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  28. oooohhhh i just love the wagtail, what a cutie. you captured him perfectly!!

    this is what makes my heart go pitter-patter!!

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  29. · You have an interesting blog. Nice to know about Australia.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
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  30. I love the bird names! Are these near a feeder? You sure got good shots.

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  31. Beautiful birds and very nice photos of them.

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  32. Is that a wagtail? Ours don´t look like that. But it looks great. So do the duck.

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  33. Hi - I think I may need to edit my blog. "Caught” for the Masked Lapwing means caught when I am banding waders. We get 1 or 2 as accidental captures - but boy to they make a noise!

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  34. Oh Arija, that little Wagtail is so lovely, so sweet singing to you and it seemed to be enjoying itself, great captures on your lovely Wednesday~

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  35. I love the shot of the Wagtail singing! Nice photo of the Wood Duck in flight!

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  36. Your photos are extraordinary! Thank you for stopping by.

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  37. That's what's so good about OZ - more often than not, it's delights are there just for you! Have a great weekend!

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  38. You have such interesting birds. I just love the Wren.
    Hope things are going along smoothly.
    B.

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  39. I love the way you caught the wagtail throwing back his head and belting out his song! The blue is beautifully colored.

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  40. Love seeing these birds so different on your continent from he ones on mine. :)

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  41. so wonderful to see the birds from your area, they are lovely. most our birds have fled to warmer lands, days are so much quieter.

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  42. love 'em! especially the photo were he's got something to say, what a cutie :)

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