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.