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Pond Life.

On our perfect Autumn day at Memorial Park Blackheath, we lunched near the Duckpond, and we were visited by more than just the parrots. Predictably, some ducks: Australian Native Wood Ducks (Chenonetta jubata).

Some female Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) seemed braver than usual, perching in full view long enough for even slow photographers to get some close-ups:

And most rewarding of all, the Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) – who is perhaps the most restless bird in Australia, constantly moving, changing position, snatching insects on the wing with fluttering, jerky, looping flight – gave us some very generous poses. These are the first usable photos we have ever got of this guy.

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