Monday, July 16, 2012

Variegated Fairy-Wren


My mind seems to be a blank and my camera has been very lazy
as well so I am regressing a little in time and returning to a happy
snappy time in the drylands around the Flinders Ranges.

Early morning at Wirrealpa Station and the birds were coming
for a dip in the big water tank near our little cottage.

Here is the little hen Variegated Fairy-Wren, Malurus lamberti, 


and just that you don't think she was an easy shot, below is the 
uncropped version of the little grey dot in the middle.


Here is her colourful little mate, not yet in full mating plumage


but looking rather dapper none the less.



I am linking to:

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Nature Notes

and thank all the organisers of these memes.

39 comments:

  1. Such adorable sweet little birds, fairy-like, indeed!
    Great capture, Arija!

    Hugs,
    Merisi

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  2. Hi Arija...My but that is the most adorable little thing : }} so lite and fairy like, as you say!!
    Love the long tail, and the colors!!
    Have a good week ..it is so darn hot here, and I don't have air condition!! Feeling almost sick from it all!!
    Have a lovely week!!
    Grace

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  3. these are such delightful little ones!

    WBW is no more. springman ended his run last week.

    a new birding link for sundays popped up at i'd rather be birdin. a link is available at my site if you want it.

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  4. sorry! should have specified it was on my post yesterday.

    link

    try this link above.

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  5. You did a great job capturing this beautiful bird.

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  6. I do love your little ones, like everyone else, Arija, and such delightful captures for the day regardless of when you took them. Such a lovely world indeed! Hope you have a good week!

    Sylvia

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  7. So nice bird! The photos are so beautiful,

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  8. He is certainly an attractive catch. Hope your day has some ray of sunshine in it.

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  9. I remember when I was first introduced to the variegated wren, in a painting. I thought it was the neatest little bird and now I have seen photos of them in the wild thanks to these lovely photos. Thanks Arija.

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  10. That blue is so incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Wonderful little birds to see Arija.. your images are so lovely.
    Hugs Drew xx

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  12. It is a beautiful bird! I can see where it got the name.

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  13. ...dearie me, have I EVER seen a little tweeter as adorable as this one?!?! Thank you for sharing these wonderful creatures.

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  14. Wow those males are really really really a lot more colorful than the mama! I know this happens often but the difference seems even more pronounced with these little charmers..

    I'm in a happy snappy time right now (love that description) and I can only hope that I get some pictures half as good as what you find in your archives for when I'm in the next blank lazy camera phrase.

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  15. Great photos of the Fairy Wrens. I just wish they would sit still for longer!

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  16. Wow! Magnificent photos of such an endearing bird ~~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Such sweet little birds! You did a fantastic job of capturing them too--not easy at all with such tiny little things!

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  18. I am always surprised when a rather dull looking female has such a brilliant colored mate. Nice shots.

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  19. Hi Arija,
    What beautiful feathers he has! it seems to be fluorescence. What clothes does he wear for the mating season, I wonder?
    Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Gorgeous shots of the Variegated Fairy-Wren Arija! That male is insanely beautiful!

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  21. Hi there - nice pictures. Wrens can be hard to get!

    Stewart M - Australia

    PS: there may be a new meme popping up on Wednesday!

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  22. Wow....these are super images, and I can't wait to see them in full mating plumage. Great pictures.

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  23. Gorgeous little bird! Look at those blues.

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  24. I really love that first image, that bird looks so very small and delicate. Your friend from the states, Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

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  25. What a sweet looking bird, the colors are gorgeous. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

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  26. O what sweet little characters! Each photo captures their tiny beauty so well!

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  27. Cute birds..I though of you today as I was out being thankful that I can water my plants and leave water for the wildlife as it is so hot and dry. I hope things are OK..or as good as it gets for you now..big hugs...Michelle

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  28. What splendid little creatures, and the plumage on the male, wow, if that is not full dress, I cannot wait to see him in his full attire. I had my surgery yesterday and trying to get caught up, while I try to rest. Hugs my dear friend~

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  29. I thought I’d let you know that I stepped into the void caused by Springmans decision to close down World Bird Wednesday by setting up Wild Bird Wednesday (!) on my photoblog at Paying Ready Attention – Photo Gallery.

    Feel free to visit and link.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  30. What a handsome bird that male is.

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  31. Arija, what sweet little birds! I hope you are well. I just thought you might like to know that Gus and I are moving back to Tucson, AZ. Also, I use a new email address that is posted in my sidebar on my blog. Sending hugs. I miss you!

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  32. Very pretty and dainty little birds!

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  33. I love these bird meme's ... I keep seeing birds I have never seen or heard of before. Your little wrens are adorable. We have only House Wrens here and they, too, are adorable and have a marvelous song, but they are drab colorwise. Thank you for your post ... I would never think it was an easy shot. Good for you!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  34. Oh, this is a beautiful little pair. So tiny, I'm surprised you got wonderful shots of it.

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  35. These guys are adorable! What wonderful captures.

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  36. What a gem, this little bird. Great pics as always. Hope you are coping with the joint pain OK. If that is what woke you up so early for the post with the dawn photo, at least some good comes of it. Take care.

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