Happy #Wrensday from this gorgeous male Superb Fairy-wren in his eclipse (winter) plumage! Even when they aren't wearing their spectacular summer blue all over, it is easy to tell a male Superb Fairy-wren from a female! Just look at the colour of their bill – that is, if you can get one to sit still for long enough! A male will always have a black bill and black lores (the bit around the eyes). A female always has a pinkish-brown bill and lores!
Want to learn about fairy-wrens across Australia? Check out the @fairywrenproject!
Australian White Ibises aka Sacred Ibis. Some people call them 'bin chickens', which unfortunately takes the focus away from the dopey humans who overload bins and don't close the lids. They are majestic birds.
This is Nerk, my local friendly Currawong...so-named because it’s the sound he makes when asking for food. He likes checking out my portable salad garden for the odd snack while he waits for his rolled oats! #ozbirds#nativebirdsofaustralia
Ever get the feeling you're being followed? This male red-backed fairy-wren (in transition colours) was probably curious about why a silly human would walk along an unshaded rail trail on a hot day, and spied on me from various perching spots. A throw back to pre-lockdown days when I wandered along the Fassifern Rail Trail. #wildoz#ozbirds#birdsofinstagram#birdlifeaustralia#fairywren