Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Another sprinkling of birds

It was a warm afternoon so I decided to splash some water onto the trees for the birds to bathe in. I had the usual figbirds and sunbirds, and a newcomer - a yellow honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) nervously joined in.

The sunbirds are usually the first to appear when I turn the hose on. Here's the male olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis, also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird) photographed with a 1/320th of a second exposure time, still not fast enough to capture the wings:

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