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:

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

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

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  3. 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. :)

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

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

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  6. Beautiful Mick.. many thanks for sharing.

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

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

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  9. What a cute bird, the eyes are amazing.

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  10. I swear Mick that eye is hypnotic!
    Cheers Sir

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

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  12. Great shot! love those big eyes!

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  13. What a cute looking bird.
    Great shots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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  22. just adorable; you did so well capturing these!

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

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

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  25. 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.

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

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

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

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  29. Cute little guy and lovely photos!

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

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