Friday, April 9, 2010

Wren gets ready for the day

Getting spruced up for the day, Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus) finds a safe spot deep within a tangle of twiggy branches.

All done, time to find something to eat ...

Oops: Did I post Comb-crested Jacana eggs sunk? Correction: hatched. Long-distance shot from yesterday shows four very young birds and parent. No sign of the youngsters for two days? Probably sheltered within the scleria straight after hatching.

Also good news at Shining Flycatcher nest. Female and male in evidence yesterday and today. Can't risk splashing out to nest (two metres above knee-deep water) to check for eggs for fear of scaring birds away. So, more wait and see.


Snail said...

Love the lighting on the wren.

Good news all around about the youngsters!

mick said...

Even a long-distance photo of the young Jacana is fantastic.

Mosura said...

Second shot looks like she's telling you where to go :-) Good to here Jacana chicks survived!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful series of Ms Wren tidying herself and what a delight to find 4 young Jacanas - amazing after all that rain!

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks all!

Last straw too much for Double-barred Finch

Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.