Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Silvereye/Wax eye

This post is for World Bird Wednesday

This little bird was sitting on a dead stump beside the track going in to the Pancake Rocks (see yesterday's post). I first noticed it because it was singing so loudly. It is known as a Silvereye or Wax-eye and is found in both Australia and New Zealand. It was first noticed in New Zealand in the 1830's and because there is no evidence that anyone deliberately brought it into the country it is classed as a native species. It is slightly smaller than a sparrow. I heard lots more birds on our trip than I saw so it was very nice that this one was easy to see.

34 comments:

HansHB said...

This one is so cute! Great shot and perfect for WBW!

TexWisGirl said...

what a pretty little one! :)

Gary said...

What an interesting eye colour arrangement. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carletta said...

What a sweet looking little bird!
Lovely image of it against the blue sky!
I also enjoyed scrolling down and seeing the Pancake Rocks - very aptly named. :)

Martha Z said...

A very interesting bird, love that white eye ring and your images are great!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

His eyes are so unique. What wonderful details in these photos.

Andrew said...

Beautiful Mick.. many thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

What a cutie and I love the eye. Wonderful shots and sighting!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Cute little bird that leaves no doubt as to how he came by his name.

Gillian Olson said...

What a cute bird, the eyes are amazing.

Springman said...

I swear Mick that eye is hypnotic!
Cheers Sir

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Adorable little guy! Looks in the second picture like he's posing especially for you.

Barb said...

Great shot! love those big eyes!

CameraCruise said...

What a cute looking bird.
Great shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird.

Phil said...

Smart looking bird Mick. It seems to be displaying or singing.

Hanne Bente said...

Incredibly beautiful picture you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

heyBJK said...

Love the eyes on that bird! Nice job, Mick!

Nature Rambles said...

Very cute! Love those eyes...and the expression in the second photo. A new one to me.

Amila Kanchana said...

Cute bird, the pose in the second pic is cool!

FjÀllripan said...

Great captures! What a sweet bird!! Nice name for it, Silver eye :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - Silvereyes are such great little birds - and they don’t sit still very often either!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a lovely and sweet looking face on this bird. Great images!

Carole M. said...

just adorable; you did so well capturing these!

Tanya said...

great shots!

Pia said...

WOW!!
What a perfect shot and what a wonderful bird!

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little bird!

NatureFootstep said...

I like the coloring of this little bird. Different from all others. Great shot.

Michael said...

gorgeous photos...I love seeing a part of the world through someone else's lens, a part I likely will not see in person. Pancake Rocks are fascinating, and the vistas of Mt. Cook and the birds on your trip are great.

Liz said...

Great shots Mick!! I haven't seen these little ones before.

Michelle Renee said...

What an interesting little bird. Thanks for sharing the name along with the photos. I'm going to go look him up right now. :)

NewMexiKen said...

Very nice shots of a beautiful unusual (for me) little bird.

joo said...

Cute little guy and lovely photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

So sweet! I like birds that don't mind being photographed. :)