Splendid !

inAWE

Busselton, Australia

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The male Splendid Wren or Splendid Fairy Wren (Malurus splendens) is definitely a striking and charismatic little bird. Don’t be fooled by his tiny size! This bird has the attitude of an emu….and a voice befitting a choir of other birds.
Where I live, the “blueys” start singing before the sun comes up, at times they are deafening (a strange word to describe their delicate warbling you might think until you experience it for yourself!)….and though I should not complain about the beautiful and melodious sound of their song……..sometimes in the early hours of the morning I really have felt like opening the window and shouting “Give it a rest!”.
Rumour has it that “it is all about procreation” and these sexy little boys spend their days trying to impress the females and chase the other blueys away….only stopping to sing their hearts out again and again……

I followed this little one around the garden to see what it was he had in his beak. He carried it with him for quite some time…..it seemed to be a small pink flower….maybe a gift for his little mate – the female wren who was guarding the nest….? Or maybe for the mistress he had on the side!!!

All proceeds from the sale of this image and any other in this profile will go to the Wildlife Appeal to assist the silent victims of the bushfires in Australia.

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