This little Thornbill was making so much noise in my birthday
tree that finally even I could spot it
with the help of my monopod I managed to hold my
500mm lens steady enough to get some
cute tiny birdie isn't he?
busily picking off the tiniest insects all over the tree
and chattering away like a pack of monkeys
doing some acrobatics
and telling me in no uncertain terms to buzz off
with my camera.
I like the total camouflage effect with the white spots on it's
head against the tree rind.
Linking with Stewart's
Wild Bird Wednesday
He is a nice little chap Arija, I love his speckled head.ReplyDelete
Really a cute tiny birdie, nice photographs, Arija!ReplyDelete
love his cute little speckled face!ReplyDelete
Beautiful bird and I love the way he blends into his surroundings!! Great shots for the day! Hope your week is off to a good start, Arija! Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
He is a cutie Arija, and you took some great pictures of him.ReplyDelete
What a cutie! Love the yellow underbelly!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, great photowork!ReplyDelete
Stunning little bird. And given how fast the little birds move (make greased lightening look slow and predictable) stunning photos too.ReplyDelete
That last picture is amazing in the way it shows the bird camoflaged against the tree! It is an adorable little bird and I'm glad it made enough noise for you to see. (And glad you had a monopod -- I need to get one of those...maybe then I could take more pictures of small birds. If I could see them in the first place ))ReplyDelete
What a cute little bird Love the yellow butt and the spotted head! Great shots! Enjoy your week ahead!ReplyDelete
Lovely bird, great shots too.ReplyDelete
Very nice shots, and what a cute bird!ReplyDelete
What a neat bird! beautiful and I love that last shot with him giving you the "eye"ReplyDelete
You're right, those spots do give it a camouflage effect! Great shots!ReplyDelete
Lovely shots Arija, how i wish to have a 500mm lens too, haha! I am angered by the birds in my building in the city, as they are cutting all the tops of my plants, but just eat the portion at the cut. They just leave the tops there!ReplyDelete
Hi Arija Great shots of this little bird. I would love to know which Thornbill this is?ReplyDelete
Margaret, I did mention it in the heading but here is the Latin name as well: Acanthiza chrysorrhoa.Delete
they are such weeny birds, and beautiful to see up close like thisReplyDelete
Nice little bird - we had flocks (15 to 20) around the house with the swallows - but they were always in the long grass!ReplyDelete
I was a bit chilly and damp when I took the swallow shots.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Such an unusual looking bird. Its head markings seem to merge into the colouration of the bark on the trees.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and cute bird.ReplyDelete
What a nice little bird and I love the dotted head. The last shot is soo cool. You should enlarge it. :)ReplyDelete
Great photos of a beautiful little bird.ReplyDelete
Ein wunderschöner Vogel! Die Zeichnung auf seinem Kopf passt ja perfekt zur Rinde des Baumes.ReplyDelete
A pretty little bird. It's not easy to spot him, he blends in really well.ReplyDelete
What a lovely blog. Thanks for stopping my blog. The four escorted and ten refers to Lincoln's Gettysburg address. At the time he gave it the U.S.Constitution was four score and ten years old.ReplyDelete
I think you did very well to get such nice photos of this thornbill. A 500mm lens is very hard to keep still without some kind of help!ReplyDelete
Hope my comment reached you. Thanks for stopping byReplyDelete
Lovely log. Thanks for stopping by mine.ReplyDelete
I am so happy you were able to manage capturing these beauties , what a delightful looking little bird!ReplyDelete
Pretty birds!!! I've not heard of this species before now.ReplyDelete
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Bless their little bug-eating hearts!ReplyDelete
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!
Great shots of the adorable bird.ReplyDelete
PS The list over at my place wasn't meant to be definitive!
Just an hors d'oeuvre, you might say ...
What a cute little bird and well hidden too. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes Arija....MichelleReplyDelete
Beautiful images of the bird.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful guest for your birthday
tree! Thornbill is really beautifully♡♡♡ Great photograph♪
So sorry for my belated comment.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
your yellow rumped thorntail definitely blends in with the tree with that beautiful head it has. you captured some great pics. hope all is well. have a great day~ReplyDelete
The little bird was definitely enjoying posing for you! :-)ReplyDelete