Wax Eye

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Taken this afternoon through glass. I’ve been watching the wax eyes (Silvereyes) for a few weeks now and had tried to go outside and photograph them. But as soon as I open the door and walk out off they go. They’re usually back in 10 minutes!

From NZBirds.com

“Silvereyes were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1832 but it was not until 1856 that they arrived in very large numbers. It is assumed that a storm caught a migrating flock and diverted them here. The Maori name means “stranger”. Because the silver–eye colonised New Zealand naturally, it is classified as a native species and is therefore protected.”

4 Comments

  • Very pretty little birds and new ones to me too!

    • 8 years ago

      Thanks Paul. They are quite comical looking aren’t they? They flock together in the tree.

  • 8 years ago

    Beautiful little creature. Beautiful photograph Michelle! Cheers.

  • 8 years ago

    They are quite intriguing little guys! I love to watch them, too.

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