We have been lucky enough to have Grey Fantails visit out garden for years and in a previous post a couple of years ago I posted a series of photographs of the Fantails nesting and hatching a brood of nestlings.
This year we have seen very few Fantails for some reason - possibly because of the prevalence of Little Wattlebirds - the garden bullies.
Imagine my excitement when a pair of Grey Fantails was discovered bathing in a bird bath last night. Even more exciting was the discovery that one of the pair was a brown variation of the Grey Fantail (I looked it up in my bird book because I wasn't sure what I was seeing). I have never seen one before and from comments when I posted on my photography group on Facebook - neither has anyone else on the list.
Has anyone else seen this brown variation? And if so where? Below is the normal colouring that we see a lot of. Pretty little things.
But take a look at this little beauty!!
And here he is frolicking with his little grey mate in the birdbath.
What a little show off.