Fairy Wrens

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laza
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Fairy Wrens

Went up to Wellington Dam forest and was pleasantly surprised to find not only Splendid Fairy Wren with various males but also a colony of Red Winged Fairy Wrens in the park 

Normally I would have to travel an hour down south to Nannup/Margaret River to see these shyer Fairy Wrens

Devster
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Love these guys. The Red-winged Fairy-Wrens look very similar to our Variegated Fairy-Wrens. I haven't managed to photograph these yet.

laza
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Thanks Dev , we also have the Variegated plus the Blue Brested Fairy Wrens in this state and they all look very similar.

Although those two tend be more north near Perth

Fairly certainly its a red wing due to lighter silvery blue head though it wouldnt surprise me if someone corrected me  :)

I think the Red Wings are only found in the South West of WA and its always great to get a photo as are they much harder to find then the Splendids 

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WhistlingDuck

Wonderful photos .... thanks for posting. The splendids are stunning.

HelloBirdy
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Love the posture in the second shot

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

muz1970
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Hi Laza, they are definitely Red winged fair wrens, Varigated wrens have a dark blue pockect at the top of their shoulder.

Did you see any Red ears while up at Wellington dam? Come across them below the dam in summer while marroning.

The Splendids look good coming into their nuptial plumage.

Cheers Muz

laza
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Thanks Muz, I thought so , apparently the red wings are also around crooked brook 

No still keeping my eyes out for red ears after your bit of info last time but still no joy.

Weather permitting I'm heading up there again this week as there are few Western Whistlers south of dam as well

So I keep my eyes peeled for red ears as well

cheers Loz 

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muz1970
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Had to look up what a Western Whistler was. Hadn't heard that our Golden Whistlers had been reclassified as a new species.

We get them in the Tuarts behind us in Stratham. Can't say I've seen them in a while, will keep an eye out for them.

Red Winged Fairy Wrens generally like wet dense gullys, creeks etc. as do the Red Eared Firetails. 

Good luck

laza
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Thanks Muz and for me they will always be Golden Whistlers :)

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Greyson
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Beautiful photographs of splendid birds. Variegated Fairy-Wren in power dive attached.

laza
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Thanks mate and thats a cracking shot

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