Silvereyes are small dainty birds with a white eye ring, hence their name. They are relatively common and widespread throughout the Murraylands region of South Australia. In my experience they seem to frequent parks and gardens. This species always delights me when I see it and they can be quite tame and approach one with curiosity.

Unfortunately, they do not seem to like our garden for some reason. We only see them infrequently, and then only fleetingly. On several occasions I thought I heard their call but didn’t have the time to follow them up and check them out. I did see a small flock fly over head but they didn’t settle long enough for me to be sure.

That’s where my wife’s main interest has an advantage over my birding.

Flowers, and the plants they are attached to, don’t tend to fly off.


3 Responses to “Silvereyes”

  1. Wolf says:

    I just visited your blog – I found it via Australian It’s a very pleasant one to read. There are not many specialized blogs around the web, so keep up the good work! I’m a bird (and animals in general) lover myself, so I enjoy reading interesting posts about that part of nature 🙂
    I’ll definitely be back to

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for the kind comments. I am really enjoying writing this blog as birding is one of my many passions. I intend posting every day or so and appreciate any feedback so return often.

  3. Wolf says:

    I certainly will be back! I’ve also posted a link to your blog on my sidebar on my blog, so I hope this will help to get you even more readers 🙂

    I’m also a great lover of Australia. To me, this is a magic country and I attended Australian Studies during my last two years at our university. I once had to do a presentation on birds, reptiles and spiders – I wish I had known about your blog then! It was difficult to get the necessary material for the project (especially for spiders).

    So, count on me and my modest feedbacks 😉


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