Superb Blue Wrens
One of the delights in many parts of Australia is having birds hopping around your feet while having a picnic, or when camping in the bush. Sometimes they even hop on to or sit on the table where you are trying to have a cuppa and biscuits, or perhaps lunch. Scattering a few crumbs usually encourages the whole neighbourhood to come pay a visit. I’ve even had various species eat off my plate – and on one surprising moment, a butcherbird even flew past and snatched a sandwich from my hand as I was moving it towards my mouth!
Superb Blue Wrens are one of the most common birds in picnic grounds, park and gardens in eastern and southern parts of Australia. The male is stunning in its iridescent colours. During our picnic recently at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills we saw several females and several uncoloured males. So at the moment I do not have a photo of a male in all his splendour.