Wow,what a fantastic photograph, Katherine. It's so satisfying when subject, timing and camera come together like that, isn't it?
A stunning photo.
A grand shot.
I had quite forgotten about those Strawberry trees. Most unappealing to humans!
Yes Elizabeth, that's exactly right. I had plenty of opportunities with the wax-eyes, but only two chances with the Blackbird, and one was a good one!Thank you Sis - It was looking right up at her with the telephoto lens. Caught her in a little patch of autumn sunshine too!Meggie - my father says there's another one that IS tasty, but it's not this one!Thank you Adrian. I've been enjoying your images too!
Ah! Before we moved in December, there was a stand of Himalayan Strawberry trees along the road beside the house and we had SO many birds feasting on them. They made quite a racket but were gorgeous to watch!
The wax-eyes have two voices... mostly they use the very soft high-pitched one. It's delightful. They are just keeping in touch with each other as they forage. The territorial call is piercing and amazing loud for such a tiny bird. But I don't find it annoying either.