Vivonne Bay Blue: Superb Blue Wrens of Kangaroo Island
by Gillian and Colin Rayment
The Superb Blue Wren, aka Superb Fairy-wren, is a resident of southeastern Australia. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that this is a popular bird, just look at it! Indeed, Gillian and Colin Rayment became so enamored with the wrens of Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island (hence the book’s title) that they created a book about them.
Vivonne Bay Blue is the result. It is an intimate look at “their” wrens, primarily through photographs. 75 photos show the male and female wrens in just about every pose imaginable. Most shots are of a single bird, but some of the best (and certainly the most adorable) show the pair together. Since there is very little text – limited to an introductory paragraph describing some of the general characteristics of blue wrens – one could think of this book as an extended photo album.