Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Scarlet Honeyeater

After having so much rain it was hard to get any photos of birds in the bush as we were flooded in. It was time to see what came into our yard. Just as well our Syzigium (Lily Pilly) was in full flower, as the Scarlet Honeyeaters soon found it. There were at least a dozen of them, mainly male with only a few females. As you will see and hear in the video it was raining as I was filming from our verandah. The high pitched tinkling call is that of the Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)

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12 comments:

Martha Z said...

How considerate of the birds to come to you. I would imagine that the rains are as hard on them as on the humans.
I hope you can stay safe and dry.

Sally in WA said...

They are fast little fliers in red. Interesting bird. I liked the video of them.

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty; and that headdress!

Springman said...

At least you don't have to shovel rain!
I think the Honeyeater is the jumpiest bird I have ever seen.
Wishing you some sunshine.

The Early Birder said...

You did well to keep up with this very active little bird.

EmptyNester said...

Pretty and FAST! Nice video!

Small City Scenes said...

Noisy little buggers, huh. Let's hope the rains go away and the flooding abates and the sun comes out. MB

Dixxe said...

Great Video...lovely bird!

Pat said...

What busy little birds! Nice video!

theconstantwalker said...

A lovely bird to see . Many thanks for sharing.

Johnny Nutcase said...

good looking bird(s)! he's awfully hyper! :)

mick said...

That's a very nice piece of video of the Scarlet Honeyeater - BUT - I still want some good still pics of them!!