Today, there were no wattle birds, it was mostly honey eaters – singing honey eaters, though the little silver eyes were there too. They are almost impossible to photograph – so tiny, so quick. Eve the singing honey eaters are not large – & they can be very quick as well, flitting through the flowers, having arguments. They are a delight to watch.
In some of these photos, because they were taken with a non-zoomed lens on an eos, you might have to click on the pics to make them larger to actually see the birds.
But first, a few photos of the flowers that entice so many birds: I love their scarlet, their scimitar shapes. The are just wonderful:
& these – against a background of the green of a neighbouring tree:
Now the singing honey eaters:
Singing honey eaters – see how small they are compared to the flowers
And this was such a lucky shot – my favourite for today:
I like these three as well 🙂
two more New Holland honey eaters – smaller than the singing honey eater so even harder to catch. You might have to click on the pics to actually see the birds. The first of these photos is my favourite, though it is such a tiny bird in this large photo 🙂
& these 2 – singing honey eaters against the rising almost full moon
I hope I have time to take photos before I go to work tomorrow. From Tuesday on, there is rain forecast, which is a good thing. We have had almost no rain this winter. It has been a desert winter and we sorely need the rain.