Tuesday, 19 April 2011

More Eastern Spinebill ?

On Saturday as I walked under a crab apple to a chorus of about 1/2 dozen silver eyes I heard a fluttering commotion and looked up to see this guy amongst them. He was kind enough to hang around for 1/2 hour or so and eventually left his green little pals to seek out some solitude.

As best I can ascertain this is an immature Eastern Spinebill but I may be way off track here.

Again he/it was quick and agile and I was surprised to see this shot of him in flight.

Here is one of the few Silver eyes he cavorted and competed with.

This following shot was taken in the Crab apple.

  Then he headed out the back and called to alert me to his whereabouts once I thought he had departed, where he found himself some nectar.

Then he was off.



  1. Fabulous photos! You have stopped that bird in mid-flight. I agree, I think it is an immature eastern spinebill. By the way, I did find a second camellia...on my header today.

  2. Love all your photos. Wish I lived closer to drop in for a cuppa. :)

  3. It does look like an eastern spinebill. Beautiful shot of the silvereye too!
    I've been offline for a while, so am having fun catching up on all your posts :D)

  4. Hi Tammy, I see an occasional spinebill in our garden, but, oh they're so quick. I do admire how many photos you get of them.
    I've just popped back to let you know I'm putting this delightful post in my "Over the Fence" spot in my sidebar.