Fairy Wren - a bird on a mission

@JudyEv (286527)
Rockingham, Australia
September 21, 2022 11:40pm CST
The photo is one Vince took this morning of a little fairy wren. These tiny birds can become very quiet and will feed from your hand or sit on your knee once you’ve gain their confidence. The females aren’t nearly as pretty but the little males are a very bright blue in the mating season. This little wren looks like a man on a mission, doesn’t he?
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@Sojourn (13508)
• India
22 Sep
Same for peafowls too. The peacocks are beautiful but the peahens look unattractive.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
It's the same story for a lot of birds I think. The males have the brighter colouring.
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@Sojourn (13508)
• India
22 Sep
@JudyEv So, in case of birds, the females take a male out for a date and propose him
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
@Sojourn That could well be so! lol
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@divalounger (6028)
• United States
22 Sep
What a cutie he is! Thank you--this brightened my day.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
I'm so pleased it brightened your day. You don't often get a photograph of them running like that.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
So wonderful by the way
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• Mombasa, Kenya
23 Sep
Glad that your day is brightened
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• China
22 Sep
Lovely little birds ! In most birds ,the male is prettier than the female.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Yes, that is very true. Just occasionally the female may be very pretty too. This is a male and female eclectus parrot. The male is the green one. Photo by Doug Janson, Wikimedia
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
You are very right
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@sjvg1976 (37616)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
Wow...he is beautiful. Have you seen peacocks, they are so beautiful.
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@sjvg1976 (37616)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
@JudyEv Do you find Indian peacocks there in your country?
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
@sjvg1976 Yes, peacocks are relatively common here but all owned by people. When I was a child we had some on the farm.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Peaocks are very lovely too.
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@PhredWreck (8597)
• Olney, Illinois
22 Sep
How can you teach them to sit on your knew?
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@ptrikha_2 (39286)
• India
22 Sep
@PhredWreck Looks like JudyEv missed this question amongst the other talks !
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• Olney, Illinois
22 Sep
@JudyEv Is a knew the same as a knee?
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
I guess you have to sit very patiently and quietly and put out feed for them. We never sat for long so I guess they never got sufficiently trusting.
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@DaddyEvil (94592)
• United States
22 Sep
He is very pretty, isn't he?
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
They are such a bright blue. We have quite a few photos of them now but we still grab for our cameras when we still them.
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@DaddyEvil (94592)
• United States
22 Sep
@JudyEv I'd grab my phone to get pictures, too. That's a beautiful color!
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@BarBaraPrz (38496)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Sep
Yes, he does. Looks as if he's not even touching ground, just like in a cartoon.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
I can't remember ever seeing a photo where they're sort of walking. Mostly they seem to hop with both feet together.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
@Treborika I think you are right. His feet don't seem to be on the ground at all.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
I thought he is not touching the ground
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@jstory07 (124595)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Sep
What a nice picture of a beautiful bird.
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@jstory07 (124595)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Sep
@JudyEv Yes they are.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Thanks. They are very pretty little things.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
Very nice in deed
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@marlina (151416)
• Canada
22 Sep
So cute!
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
They are tiny little thiings. It's a wonder they don't blow away.
@LadyDuck (408509)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
Oh WOW, I am in awe, congratulations to Vince, this is a great photo. Cute little fellow.
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@LadyDuck (408509)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
@JudyEv We do not have those pretty birds here.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Thanks. They dart around so quickly it can be hard to get a good shot of them.
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@Fleura (21629)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep
The colouring is so bright! And yes he definitely looks as though he is marching off very purposefully somewhere! Great photo.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Thanks. Mostly they seem to hop everywhere so I was a bit surprised by this photo.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
Glad to hear that you cheer him up
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@aninditasen (9226)
• Raurkela, India
22 Sep
OH! Lovely blue wren in that bright green background. Enjoy the scenery.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Everywhere here is lush and green at the moment.
• Raurkela, India
23 Sep
@Treborika Thank you.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
Glad to hear that from you
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@Beestring (5667)
• Hong Kong
22 Sep
What a beautiful bird!
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
We have lots of photos of them but still keep taking more when we see another one.
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@LouAvul (1092)
22 Sep
I finally saw a blue jay yesterday. Hadn't seen any all summer.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
Blue jays would be very pretty too I'm sure.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
That's amazing
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• United States
22 Sep
Vince captured a great picture of that pretty blue wren.
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• United States
23 Sep
@JudyEv he looks like he's on a mission
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
We have quite a few photos of them now. Mostly they are all very similar of course but I liked this one of him strutting along.
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23 Sep
the bird is very unique. Excellent photography
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Sep
Vince was really pleased with this photo. He had been trying for some time to get a really good photo of it.
25 Sep
@JudyEv yes Judy the photo is lovely
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@nela13 (51628)
• Portugal
22 Sep
Looks adorable how nice that they trust humans enough to be closer.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
They are such small little birds to be so unafraid.
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@nela13 (51628)
• Portugal
23 Sep
@JudyEv yes, they are but they are also brave
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@dgobucks226 (31082)
24 Sep
There are so many varieties of wrens. Never saw one that color before really cool! Is that variety native to Australia or that area of the world. We have Carolina wrens and house wrens in the U.S. But not as colorful as that male. Not even close! P.S. I have gotten the Carolina wren to come real close to me for a peanut. I did get one to take the peanut from my hand a few times which was really neat. I'll usually put a tray of peanuts on my deck picnic table for them.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Sep
They are native to Australia as fas as I know or maybe Australasia. That would be cool to have them take a peanut from your hand although they look a bit small to take a whole peanut.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
11h
@dgobucks226 That makes more sense thanks.
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@dgobucks226 (31082)
26 Sep
@JudyEv What they do is peck at it with their beak and break it down into small pieces to eat. I've watched them do it. Quite fascinating, lol
@oahuwriter (25974)
• United States
23 Sep
Yes. Cute fellow!
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
They are very pretty. Everyone loves them and some towns have adopted them as their mascot.
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@oahuwriter (25974)
• United States
24 Sep
@JudyEv Understandable, so cute!
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@CarolDM (192251)
• United States
22 Sep
Such a cute wren. Love the blue. We only have brown ones here. The males always have the brighter and more colorful colors.
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@JudyEv (286527)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
They make bright spots in the garden and stand out more than the hens.
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@CarolDM (192251)
• United States
23 Sep
@JudyEv Yes I can see that from the color.
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