I took him to the tree where the Pacific Baza chick sits waiting for food from his mother. Unfortunately, feeding time was over, but Adoring Husband got a couple of photographs, even though the chick was not in the best position for good shots.
Then we pedalled across town to the dirt track that leads to where the Fairy Wrens and other interesting birds frolick.
I stood in the bush for over an hour with my long lens while little Fairy Wrens fluttered back and forth teasing me by not being still for longer than a few seconds at a time.
|Too fast and too far away!|
|Still too fast and too far away.|
|White Throated Tree Creeper.|
|Red-backed Fairy Wren|
This will require setting myself up in the bush, on my little folding stool, coated in insect spray, being very very still and waiting for the birds to come to me. I am determined!
So the little birds in the bush are almost as elusive as goblins and fairies (Yes! Of course I believe in goblins and fairies!) but while I will leave goblins and fairies alone to be magical, I will not leave the little birds alone!
I might need a bit of luck ... so ... wish me luck!
Tomorrow, I have decided to NOT set up my stall at the local market, and instead will spend the morning with Vegan Chickie and Chicklet. I am excited!