Wednesday, February 22, 2012

White-throated Honeyeaters

This post is for World Bird Wednesday

Because I have a number of Grevilleas planted in my garden I have a number of honey eating birds all year round. However, the White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis) only comes intermittently and I am never quite sure when they will appear in the garden again. More recently they have been coming whenever it was wet and windy - definitely not the weather to take the camera outside! So when they came into the trees the other day and it was fine and sunny I dropped what I was doing and went outside. They stayed just long enough for me to get a few pictures and now - once again! - they have gone.

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty! nice looking birds!

Gary said...

They're really attractive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Beautiful captures Mick.. it's a lovely bird I wasn't aware of.. so many thanks for sharing it.

Bill S. said...

Do they really eat honey from the bee hives? Great picture.

joo said...

Lovely birds!

barbara l. hale said...

What a bright and beautiful looking bird! Wonderful photos!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful bird. I really do love the colorful birds. Your photos are awesome. Happy Birding!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a colorful little bird, it kinda reminds me of a woodpecker, only yellow instead of red.

Rohrerbot said...

This is an interesting looking bird. Beautiful closeups!

Reena Walkling said...

Such gorgeous captures! Great job.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Wow that is a really beautiful bird! Never seen one of those here!I hope we get to see more pics of them.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds, and another one that I have never heard of before. Thanks for sharing.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great work. You must have been so pleased to have noticed them when you did. Lovely photos!

Carletta said...

I love their coloring.
Nicely captured Mick!

Nadege, said...

Such pretty birds, wonderful images.

Nature Rambles said...

You got some truly great shots! Such cute looking birds! We have the bee-eaters throughout summer but I don't think I've seen honey-eaters.

Nancy Claeys said...

Now that's a lovely bird -- the male is spectacular!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous birds, Mick! Nicely colored!

NatureFootstep said...

you did get some good shots. I liek the coloring of this bird.

bailey-road.com said...

They are such pretty little birds. Wonderful captures.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - splendid set of pictures.

I've never managed to a good image of the smaller honeyeaters - Keep trying seems to the message!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

NewMexiKen said...

Those are beautiful yard birds, Mick!

Adam Tilt said...

Stunning bird Mick and very well captured.

Noushka said...

Absolutely gorgeous birds and photography!
A pity I can't sign in as a member! :(
But I will be back! LOL!
Great blog!