This post is for Wild Bird Wednesday.I am showing a very mixed group of birds today - seen on different days and in different places - but too nice to just forget about.
The Mangrove Honeyeater is quite common around the bay wherever there are mangrove trees for it to roost in. This one was sitting up on a dead tree branch and showing off its beautiful blue eye. It is not a big bird - 18-21mm - but it has a big melodious song. I saw this one out at Bullock Point.
The Peaceful Dove is another small bird. It can often be seen feeding on seeds on the ground. The bluish ring around its eye makes the eye itself look blue in the right light. I saw a group of these birds at the picnic ground at Mullens.
There was a big storm blowing through north of me the other afternoon. The sky got very black in that direction but the camera "saw" more dark blue than black. The late afternoon sun was still shining and the birds sitting high in the tree looked very dramatic against that dark sky. This is a Pied Butcherbird.