Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Superb Fairy Wren Nestlings

We have a Superb Fairy Wren nesting in a tub of rolled up gutter guard atop the workbench in our carport. Before the wren laid her eggs, Alan constructed a wire net over the lot that allows the fairy wren easy access and egress, but will keep – fingers crossed – the big birds at bay. The fairy wren is now the proud mother to triplets!

The triplets are now a week old

Day 4
Day 3
Day 1

Location of nest

You’ll notice she incorporated a corner of a plastic bag in her nest. We’re too scared to move anything in case we disturb the nest.


  1. Wow! Lucky you. Great pictures too. I hope they grow up with their tails high!

  2. I am so envious. I would love to one day find an occupied nest. Last week I have been pruning and in the process found two beautifully constructed nest now quite empty. At least I am happy that some little birds chose my garden as their home.

    1. Joan, we're quite surprised they chose that spot as Alan spends a lot of time working out there. I think you'd be surprised at how many birds call your garden home. :)