The Spotted Pardalote
I was so thrilled to get these photos of this little bird when I went back into the garden yesterday. It was only the second time I have seen it in our yard however I have seen females which are less colourful in previous years. Even though the kids came running out screaming and I ran out of memory on the card and had to erase some shots (this always happens at crucial moments) he just stayed in one position as if he was posing for the camera.
He is only a tiny little bird about 9 cm. I think I may need to work on some designs or illustrations featuring this little sweetie.