These Zebra Finches, Taeniopygia guttata, were from our
trip to Wirrealpa station in the desert country east of
the North Flinders Ranges.
The first shot is just to give you an idea of the size of these
busy chattering little birds.
The little female kept watch in the Acacia tree by a waterhole
while her mate cautiously went for a drink
her ladyship is on the alert
while himself is at the bar guzzling down a few beers as fast
as he can
she checks him out and thinks he has had quite enough and,
like the good fellow he is, he joins her and they merrily fly off.
Although these birds can be found almost Australia wide, they are
more prevalent in the arid inland of the continent.
Linking with Stewart's