Visit Wild Bird Wednesday for photos of more birds from around the world.Over the last few days my normally quiet yard has become a noisy battleground.
The smallest birds which visit my yard are Brown Honeyeaters and I can usually count on hearing them singing from one of the grevillea trees. When their usual singing became angry squawks I went out to investigate. The grevilleas had been invaded by White-cheeked Honeyeaters! These birds are only slightly larger than the Brown Honeyeaters and it has been a major battle since they arrived. They don't seem to actually make contact - it is enough to dive towards the other bird and then retreat to another more secluded branch and angrily scold each other. It will be interesting to see if they learn to share - or if one or the other will have to retreat somewhere else.
These are not perfect 'birdy' portraits but at this stage it seems important to stay hidden in among the flowers and leaves!