Superb Fairy-wrens have been dancing at my windows. At first I saw a female at my bedroom window. I suspected she gathering cobwebs as nesting material. But during the day, I heard and saw a male in eclipse plumage approaching another window, where there were no obvious spider webs, and I concluded he was doing that most masculine of things - chasing away an imaginary rival (his own reflection).
Here he was looking at me, from the Dogwood tree just a few feet away. Whenever i looked away (or put down the camera) he would dart in and fly up against his own reflection.
|Eclipse plumage of male |
These little birds are wonderful at hiding
behind a leaf or flower of the Sassafras tree.
This bird is a permanent resident
and it loves to get nectar from my plants
even Camellias, but especially the known nectar producers
|The elusive Eastern Spinebill|
This little bird moves very quickly.
and so is quite hard to photograph.
This was taken through my study window.
|another view of the Eastern Spinebill|
showing how long the beak is.