Sunday, 13 December 2009

White-throated Honeyeater

This White-throated Honeyeater was one of a flock of ten foraging for insects among low branches, on tree trunks and even on the ground nearly at our feet as we prepared for a recent wader count. They were either too close for photography or too shaded, but we managed this one decent shot. It was one of those "memorable moments" in bird-watching, as most often this species is found higher in the trees.

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White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)

12 comments:

mick said...

Nice photo of a lovely little bird.

NicoleB said...

He's gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

It is a cool looking bird. Great sighting!

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen just lucky they were down low.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick & Nicole.

Larry said...

Nice shooting Neil. Nice of that rather handsome White-throated Honeyeater to come down and pose for you. Did you go out and buy a lottery ticket while your luck was running so high?

Neil said...

Never looked at it that way Larry always thought I used it all up.

Kelly said...

...what a sweet-looking bird. I love the highlight around his eye (and the name is cool too!).

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Wow, how I wish some of the birds I like were too close for photography. Great shot, Neil!

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly, Bob & Cynthia yes it does not happen enough so we enjoy it when it happens.

Wren said...

The birds you aren't looking for are always the best. Great shot!

Neil said...

Thanks Wren thought we were going to look for waders.But we take what comes our way.