Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) from the COVID bedroom

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) from the COVID bedroom

Worryingly, bird photography has become a little bit addictive for me! I need my daily fix! However, at the moment I’m stuck at home with my not so good new friend, Mr A’Hole COVID (actually he’s a real prick), so I have to content myself with photographing birds on my feeder, which is conveniently positioned, just outside by bedroom window. This is a Silvereye, or Waxeye or Tauhou (Zosterops lateralis). It’s a native of New Zealand which self introduced itself from Australia in the 1850’s (First recorded sighting was 1832, although  no doubt that was by a european settler. Chances are Maori knew about them way before). They like sweet things, so are attracted to sugar water feeders. Canon R5, RF 100 – 500 + 1.4x 250 sec, f/11 1600 iso.

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