And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.
Banjo Paterson (1889)
Friday, June 12, 2009
A Splendid Little Bird
These Splendid Fairy-Wrens (Malurus splendens), like this female, move in small family groups through gardens and heath near the forest. The male is dark blue during spring and summer, but often looks similar to a female for the rest of the year.