Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My World - Fantail excitement.



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.




Liz Needle  -  linking with "Wild Bird Wednesday"  and "Outdoor Wednesday".









6 comments:

  1. Great photos. I'm glad you were able to capture some of their antics at the bird bath.

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  2. Wonderful! Great to be able to photograph the two together!
    My WBW entry is at my birdbath, too.

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  3. jsut for a brief moment I did see some of this display when I visited Queensland. Sadly they were to far away for shots. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. How precious! I just think them adorable..

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  5. Lovely Liz! I should get my camera out!

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  6. Fantastic to see them at your bird bath.

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