20 July 2013

Silvereye and an ID opportunity

in amongst the mangroves





a lot of hard lighting to deal with but that eye sure stands out doesn't it?


I haven't the faintest!  Any suggestions?
Later addition:  Just this morning the answer was emailed to me, Yellow (Little) Thornbill.  Thanks Alan M.!

10 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

What a bird. The silvered eyes are camouflaged, well taken Carole.

Phil said...

Those little, fast moving green birds in dense trees certainly present a challenge Carole. I think you took a great shot there all things considered. Can't help with the ID of the other though - sorry.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! great eyeliner! :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful shots Carole. Are there alot of crocodiles in the mangroves. There sure are in Florida. Love this!

Carole M. said...

Jeanne; no there's not a lot of crocodiles around there; thankfully, there's none that I know of. It sure looks like crocodile country doesn't it? I can assure you if there were, that I wouldn't be standing there! I'll stand around for ages waiting, watching for birds, but never in crocodile territories.

Jan Castle said...

The eye looks painted on...pretty little bird!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the nice shade of olive green he has in addition to the silver eye.

Christian Perrin said...

Great Silvereye photo! I'm not sure about the other bird - resembles a Fairy Gerygone except you are much too south to reasonably expect that. Maybe some other Gerygone or Thornbill species?

Wally Jones said...

Superb photos! The Silvereye reminds me of our White-eyed Vireo. No clue as to your mystery bird.

Sharyl said...

So well camouflaged, it nearly looks like a fruit hanging from the tree! I'm surprised you saw it there! What an amazing little find!