Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 169 - Yellow-faced Honeyeater

The garden in the house we stayed at near Apollo Bay was a bit of a bird hot spot when I come to think of it.

My time perched on the veranda, trying to look inconspicuous, yielded some nice views and pictures of the passing birds.  I'm not sure that dressing all in green and brown made any difference, but it made me feel like I was making an effort and not just sitting there hoping for the best!!

One of the birds that liked the blue flowers (does anybody know what they are?) was the Yellow-faced Honeyeater.  I am not sure how many of these birds there were in the garden - at least 3 or 4 I would think.

The bird is described in the guide book as 'charming' - and I can't help but agree. Both the common name and its formal name - Lichenostomus chrysops - refer to its yellow face.  This bird is common along most of the eastern side of the country, although this is the first time I have got any decent shots of one (or five, as the case may be!).






Now it's your turn - click on the blue button below the links and off you go.  Our little Wednesday community has shrunk by almost 50% over the last few months - if you have any suggestions for changes, innovations or difference in style that may bring back the lost sheep I would be more than glad to receive them!  SM


37 comments:

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice bird!
Well done.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful bird and terrific captures for the day!! I love them!! Thanks, as always, for sharing! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is an interesting flower, and a beautiful "charming" bird indeed!

Margaret Adamson said...

What a coincedence. I photographed the exact same plant last week in our walled Garden as I also did not know the name of it but emailed the head gardener about the name but so far she has not come back to me but he will. Love the shots of this Honeyeater. Thanks for hosting.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, he is a charming fellow! Looks very sleek. Can't help you with the flower.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

charming indeed. Could be cousin to the mockingbird.

Silver Parrot said...

Beautiful bird and nicely composed shot with those flowers!

Sharon Wagner said...

The flowers couldn't be a more photogenic perch. Stunning.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
G'day Stewart... think this might be a variety of Veronica Spicata... cheers, YAM xx

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:)These are beautiful photos! A charming bird for sure,.. the yellow streak is very attractive. The plant could be an Echium, the blue flowers look familiar.

EG CameraGirl said...

Charming and agile, and I like the gentle curve of it's beak.

Brian King said...

Beautiful bird! I like the last shot! Very nice!

Having trouble with the link-up so I may try again later.

mick said...

Beautiful little bird and another one I would like to see sometime.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful bird and wonderful shots!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

An exquisite little bird, beautifully captured!

DeniseinVA said...

Delightful photos Stewart, both bird and flower. I tried to link up but my server is not being very cooperative so I will try again later.

Beth said...

Your Honeyeater truly is a charming bird. I'd love to know the name of the plant the bird is perched on - it too is lovely.

ladyfi said...

Wow -fabulous shots!

Indrani said...

Very well framed. Lovely shots.

Marie C said...

Fabulous photos of this beautiful bird and great blue flowers! Wonderful!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A very pretty bird! I don't have birds to share as often as before, but I will try to remember to link up.

Nathalie Santa Maria said...

What a very beautful bird! This Honeyeater is superb. Great picutures Stewart
Bye

Bas said...

geweldig mooi vooral de eerste en de laatste.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart, what an awesome looking bird. I love the "yellow" face. Beautiful photos, thanks for hosting. Have a happy week ahead!

diane b said...

Cute bird weird flower.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

cute little honeyeater ... perhaps your plant is speedwell aka veronica

photodoug said...

Stewart, what an attractive bird. Thanks for sharing.

Rhodesia said...

What a pretty little bird with its yellow mask and lovely photos. Diane

Missy George said...

Looks somewhat like Speedwell..Not sure..Beautiful prop for this sweet little bird...Great shots..

Black Jack's Carol said...

Charming for sure, and so beautifully captured. I'm certain your carefully chosen colors helped :) Many thanks for hosting, Stewart. I am in awe of the variety of birds you manage to see and photograph.

Phyllis Oller said...

Thank-you so much for hosting , I love seeing all the wonderful birds from around the world & your descriptions of the birds there are so helpful.
My pictures were too big or something, so hopefully all will be able to see when they link up.
I feel the seasons changing will increase the flow of migrating birds to your site & all will be well again in a month or so, again,many thanks for your Wed.meme, phyllis

GreenComotion said...

Such delicate specimens of each species!
Wonderfully photographed, Stewart.
Peace :)

Adam Jones said...

What a joy to sit and wait for the birds to come to you. It's something I enjoy doing.

pattisjarrett said...

Such a pretty bird! What is that gorgeous plant?

BumbleVee said...

what a little sweetie and what an amazing flower to find him on ...... beautiful.....

Linda said...

Remarkable shots! I'm not familiar with this plant.

NatureFootstep said...

Nice photography. One can almost think you were able to tell the honeyeater how to pose. :) Love it!