These birds are so intelligent, they know where you are, what youre planning and whether or not you have your camera with you. On the occasions that I had laid in wait long and still enough to fool them into straying into the cameras reach, then dear friends, it was my camera that let me down.
Oh, I know, a poor workman blames his tools yadda yadda - but I swear its true with this Kodak DX6490. Do yourself a favour and dont buy this model unless you plan to only shoot outdoors at noon on the equator (otherwise, there is never enough light for it.) And have I mentioned the shutter lag? You can feel yourself growing older waiting for this thing to take a picture. But in the right conditions, I can get some great shots - just not of Little Wattlebirds!
Anyhow, high above my head this fledgling was having a rest from its flying lessons. The poor dear crashed through the gum tree from limb to limb, with both its parents cheering it on while simultaneously chasing off unrelated birds with dark intentions. (The Butcherbirds appear to be having a convention in my neighborhood this month.)
In the photo below you can see the fledgling asking its parent for a feed, or possibly complaining it wants to go back to the nest now.
Have a great day!