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While in Margaret River, we visited the Berry Farm. We go there once a year mostly to stock up on jam (and then the jams/conserves we get last us until the next year, lol, so it works out). But this time we actually decided to stop off for lunch, because my stomach has been a *tad* more reliable lately. We ended up sitting outside in a sheltered area, and got some visitors while we ate. Delightful, colourful visitors. :D


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I tend to think Western Australia is particularly blessed with the male splendid fairy wren. It's just a solidly blue little bird when he has his breeding plumage. And so glossy and bright. Seeing him behave in such a friendly manner (hoping for scraps from our food) was delightful.

Checking us out:

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Checking out what's available:

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One of his harem females was in this shot too! Yay sexual dimorphism!

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Bird butt:

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Date: 2015-09-25 01:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr
Oh my goodness so adorable!

Date: 2015-09-28 01:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr

Who could resist such adorable theives?

Date: 2015-09-25 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elinox
Wow blue! He's gorgeous!

Date: 2015-09-25 01:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I think the bird butt is the best of them! Somehow gets the proportions right in a way that front on just doesn't quite manage.

Date: 2015-09-25 02:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feralkiss
Wow, handsome bird!

Date: 2015-09-26 07:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feralkiss
That's too bad. :C

Date: 2015-09-25 02:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Oh how beautiful!

Date: 2015-09-25 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Nearest we get to that colourful is our native kingfisher.

Date: 2015-09-25 11:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fadedwings
so beautiful!

Date: 2015-09-26 02:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cinnabarheart
Awwww, so cute! :D And his feathers are such a gorgeous blue.

Date: 2015-09-26 07:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunny_m
You should see them in full sunlight! The blues are just so vibrant and intense, it's amazing.

Date: 2015-09-26 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
Such a glorious blue! Like a piece of the summer sky ensouled for independent flight. You know I have a thing for blue in any case, and my encounters with blue birds have always been special -- kingfishers in the gloom under the trees like flitting jewels, and once a pair of mountain bluebirds very early in spring when everything was still dead and brown and the sky was leaden. It was like seeing life itself arrive in a dead land. Your little fellow is very, very charming! :)

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