Friday, 6 November 2009

thornbills

http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/thornbill1.JPGI tried to take some snaps of the thornbills that have been spending a lot of time in the garden lately.  I remember seeing them at times last year but these days they're around for hours at a time.  I've found them really hard to identify because there are half a dozen species and to me they all look "plain gray-brown".  But the important part is that they eat insects, so I'm glad they've decided to spend more time in my garden!

this picture wasn't easy to snap, they never stop moving and they don't let me anywhere near them.  I had to sit at the upstairs window trying to catch them in the fig tree.

1 comments:

Mari said...

Really, the birds look "plain grey-brown" to you? Ms. Birder Naturale? Or have you not got your Southern Hemisphere eyes on yet?