A few treats this morning, when I was able to capture some of the speedy small birds as they hopped through the trees just after dawn. Here is a Red-browed Finch, and its nest, safe in the big thorns of prickly Hakea.
Superb Fairy Wrens were feeding on insects in the lemon tree; I was thrilled when they both appeared through the foliage for a few seconds! Can you see the tiny blue spots under the eye of the front bird? He is a male, moulting out of his breeding plumage which is very colourful.
Here is an image showing breeding colours ….
The third small bird is an old favourite, the Yellow Robin, looking very attractive as it rests for a moment on an old bean trellis.
Imagine how many insects these little birds consume, keeping our vegetable garden healthy every day!