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Red-backed Fairy-wren

Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 43262)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Fri 2nd Oct, 2020 and uploaded on Tue 3rd Nov, 2020 .
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ID43262
CommentI had been observing a pair of RBFWs for a couple of weeks as they caught insects and delivered them back to the nest. I was amazed at the range and size of the prey. Spiders, caterpillars, grasshoppers, midges etc. The one in this image being the biggest of the lot. He was hopping along the perch and this frame caught him giving the impression of jumping for joy over his catch!
ƒ/9.5 @552mm 1/2000 ISO1250
Handheld from my vehicle
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, feeding/with prey, adult
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