Superb Fairy Wrens

I don’t think I saw any Fairy Wrens last year at all, they didn’t even come when the “Stinky Bush” was flowering and they seem to love that. Today they reappeared and although the Red Wattlebirds chase them off as soon as they’re aware of them I did manage to get a couple of shots.

Female Wren
Male Wren

Below is a flower of the stinky bush, I have no idea what it is but it’s certainly tough.

 

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Garden Skinks

We have hundreds of little Skinks scuttling about our place but recently I decided to photograph some differences. Most have copper coloured heads with grey/black pattered bodies. Some however have stripes, yellow tails or copper coloured tails. Most have white under bellies but some of the shinier, slimmer type have yellow under bellies.

I discovered that when you turn them over to check the colour of their bellies they lie quite still but the instant you turn them back over they’re off!

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