This is the bonus. I strongly believe that these chicks are superb-fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus).They are spotted in the same area as the adults although not brave enough to come out in the open yet. The feature of left one is very similar to a female grown-up.
Therefore, the right one must be a male. It will sure get true blue when it reaches the manhood stage.
Female superb-fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus) does not need the bright blue colour to attract “the opposite sex.”:http://www.outtospace.com/archives/001585.php It works better for camouflage in shrubs. In the afternoon they come out for their feed—ants on the ground.
During the recent short trip to Penrith, NSW, I ended up by the Nepean River, where bird communities cluster around. At least four bird species are spotted from just along the footpath. Superb-fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus) is one of them. The brighter blue a male gets, the more macho he looks, especially in breeding seasons.
It is not hard to find couples of ladybugs mating in this rose garden. An army of aphids pests roses and the predators are after them. Eat and breed, that is what they do.
Blossom white roses in Woodriff Gardens, Penrith, NSW. In fact, it was a bit tricky to get the shot without aphids as pest. However, the garden turns into the pest’s heaven as well as their predators’— ladybugs.