Red backs, brows and bugbears
Chasing close encounters with Red-backed Fairy-wrens (Malurus melanocephalus) and Red-browed Finches (Neochmia temporalis) calls for ready patience and prior acceptance of probable failure.
When the birds sit still briefly it's usually within a protective mass of of shrubbery (more exactly, twiggery), or hidden away in the shadows.
And when, wonder of wonders, a male wren poses unobscured the light is so harsh red plumage detail is, sadly, swamped. But, one day ... one day ... Hope it comes soon!
Mature (above) and juvenile (below)