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Old Jan 8, 2010, 6:41 PM   #1
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sometime ago I promised in one of the threads a photo of a blue wren
unfortunately I never got to take one in the wild
you can hear these birds around you when you walk in the bush, but you hardly ever get to actually see them
so i had to resort to zoo wrens, sorry
this is a male wren in its breeding colours (November - February so i guess i still have time to find wild ones )



these are not related to real wrens, more related to flycatchers, this one was caught mid tail wag
they will change to grey over winter, females and non breeding males are grey all year round
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 9:14 PM   #2
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Wow!
That's the first time I've seen one and they sure are pretty.
I like #2 the best.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 9:45 PM   #3
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Another one of your pretty, unusual birds. I like it!

I know what you mean about hearing birds but not seeing them. I'll walk in my neighborhood and hear birds all around me, but never see them. Sometimes I get a brief glimpse of movement on a branch on the opposite side of a tree, very frustrating.
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Old Jan 9, 2010, 10:03 AM   #4
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What a beautiful bird - and great capture too - wonderful detail and great composition too!
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Hi John,

Very nice!!!

A beautiful bird indeed, and with a color matched legband! Now that's impressive.

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Extremely beautiful and unique bird. Good job.

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Old Jan 9, 2010, 5:22 PM   #7
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Beautiful capture John.
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Hi John,

Very nice!!!

A beautiful bird indeed, and with a color matched legband! Now that's impressive.

Scott
Yeah, The jewelry these chicks are sporting now days is something!
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Gorgeous blue.

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thanks everyone
i just wish it could of been a wild one
without the jewellery lol (this is so when it is not in colour they can tell the male from the females)
these birds are fairly small too, around 140mm tip to tip (less than 5.5 inches)
which on my screen makes these images larger than the real thing lol
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