Early Friday morning we heard them!
We have heard and seen these birds a few times recently, but they came into our garden for a drink and bath early Friday. I have already given a huge clue as to what these birds look like-it’s all in the naming! Most Australian bird names describe the bird very well and this is no exception. Yellow White-eyes Zosterops luteus are small birds at only 12cm, but make up for their size by the sound that comes out of them. They are usually in a group of about a dozen and found near mangroves and adjacent thickets. They are very yellow with a huge white eye ring. In Southern Australia there is a similar looking bird called the Silvereye Zosterops lateralis, but it is less yellow and less vocal!
Here’s what happened under our big native tree with it’s recently replaced leaves Friday morning….
We are still waiting for rain as we are into our Wet Season now, but like the birds we are just having a cold bath when the need arises as the rain has not come yet! The afternoon saw a dark sky over Roebuck Bay-we saw the rain & smelt the rain, but didn’t get any!
Here’s the rain we didn’t get……maybe soon!!!