Wednesday, 6 March 2013

It's Happened Again

I came home a few days ago to find a Silvereye or Waxeye on the deck after having, presumably, managed to fly into the ranch sliders.   After the same thing happening last year I decided just to leave it alone and, sure enough, after a few hours it was gone.

This has given me the opportunity to post a picture I took of another Waxeye which, when cropped, gives rather a good closeup of the head and neck feathers.


  1. Beautiful little bird. Hope it got away safely without too much of a headache!

  2. That's a pretty little bird, and seems quite well behaved, although a concussion will do that.
    Loved the close up.

  3. Great that you share a bird that I've never heard of before. It's a very striking bird with the brilliant white eye ring.

  4. Its shock, our gain. Interesting to see the white ring up close. I didn't really think, but if I had, I would have assumed it was made of white feathers.

  5. They just don't "get" glass, do they!
    It's a beautiful bird, I've never seen one like it before.