Sunday, November 27, 2011


This post is for the Bird Photography Weekly.

I often hear Figbirds (Sphecotheres viridis) sitting high in the trees. However, that's not much good for a clear photo so when this one sat on the electricity wire the other day I walked quietly around the house to take some photos. The bird was so intent on singing that it took little notice of me and I was able to get a series of clear photos. This is a male bird - the female has a grey/brown color around the eye and is streaked down the front.


  1. great shots Mick. They are really gorgeous. That kind of shut you want all of them to be.

    I guess they eat figs. :)

  2. what a great looking bird! so colorful, but not in a garish way!

  3. Perfect images! So thoughtful of him to come out and pose.

  4. asked in my post about the hawk going into my garage if it got the sparrow and no it didn't. The sparrow would be kind of small for a Coopers hawk as they usually go after doves...Michelle

  5. Lovely images, Mick.
    Very cooperative bird.

  6. Great shots, Mick! What a handsome bird!