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.

20 comments:

Lavender said...

The next day this same chick sat in a tree across the street, calling and calling and calling again. I went to see if it was in trouble. Then the parents returned and gave the alarm call, and suddenly the rest of the troupe showed up - maybe twelve in all. The tree was buzzing with them all giving thier alarm calls and hopping from branch to branch... :)

ONwebCHECK said...

great shot here .-)

merlinprincesse said...

Great shot and GREAT story! :) What a life! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You must be the blog birdwatching expert!

BetteJo said...

I love that pic! That chick looks like it's saying - exactly what you said! :) Your interpretation of 'bird speak' is awesome!

Anonymous said...

*TICK* The whole fricken fairy family have already been crossed off your list Lavender! HAHHHAHHAAAA Excellent photograph ... the best one out of the three (and most difficult to get)!!!!

Ces said...

what a cutie!!! here birdie, birdie. Most excellent Lavender. Keep on shooting.

Lavender said...

onwebcheck Thanks so much! :)

Merlinprincesse Fast and furious lives - but well lived! :)

Captain Im trying to be! LOL But Bird Anonymous is the real deal! :)

BetteJo Thanks BetteJo! I do my best to understand them. Funny thing is, they are similar to people - but much less complicated! LOL

Anon Oh Anon, youre so kind, Thank you! This little one really did carry on like it was in danger, but all it was doing was trying to avoid growing up Tehehehe!

Ces Thank you Ces! Everytime I hear them outside I sneak out with the camera and have a go - breaks up the day nicely too! :)

BoiledEggInADeckChair said...

It should have relaxed in a deckchair.

Lavender said...

Eggo Thats actually not a bad suggestion Mate. Cheers!

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Catherine said...

He's so fluffy! I've come over all silly and just want to scoop him up and give him a cuddle.

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Lavender said...

Catherine LOL I wanted to do that as well! It was hard to resist too the way he called and called, Tehehehe, so it wasnt just me being a softie, Thanks Catherine! :)

A Kite Rises said...

Well done for getting such a special photo and what a sweet little wren - an absolute beauty!

Lavender said...

Thank you A Kite Rises. I loved the Swan pics on your blog, nice shots!

Bevson said...

What a cutie patootie. I love sharing your birds.

Lavender said...

Bevson Hooray! Im very glad bird lovers like you enjoy visiting Bevson! :)

catnapping said...

[squeaky voice] soooooo cute [/squeaky voice]

Lavender said...

Catnapping LOL This little fluff ball does that to alot of us :) such a little cutie!