Wrens at Culburra
Yesterday I wrote about stopping at a roadside rest area on the highway between Tintinara and Coonalpyn in the SE of South Australia.
While I was watching the various birds come to the small puddle of water that had formed, a family of Superb Fairy-wrens also came to have a drink. Most of this group were females or uncoloured males (see photos). I did see one partly coloured male; he must have been moving towards having his full breeding plumage and looked quite bedraggled. He also wouldn’t pose nicely for a photo.
Below I’ve included a photo of a fully coloured male taken last year on the south coast of NSW.