Sunday, March 28, 2010
It's always a thrill when a tiny bird comes close and watches me as closely as I am watching it. This little Red-backed Fairy-Wren popped up out of the grass in front of me when I was walking down the bush track at Inskip Point the other day. Then it flew up onto a twig close by and looked at me, and sang and even preened before it flew off. This is a tiny bird - only 12-13cm. This is either a female or a young male but my bird books only say that they are very similar so I can't be sure which. I will re-post a photo of a male that I posted last April to show the difference in the coloring.For more bird photos go to Bird Photography Weekly.