Monday, November 12, 2007
Baby Superb Fairy Wren
This little one hadnt been out of the nest long when its parents brought it to my garden to begin its hunting lessons. Its siblings were quick learners, but this little chick was not impressed with being turned out of the warm nest.
It spent most of an hour sitting in this spot, calling for its parents to come back from the hunt to feed it. It wasnt untill I was close enough to get this shot that the parents decided they'd given the chick enough 'tough love' for one day.
Momma swooped down to the chicks side with a worm in her beak, while Daddy called urgently from nearby cover. When Momma took off again, still in possession of the worm, the chick was quick to follow.