White-eared Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Sydney Trip Report June 2011

A few days ago I wrote about our visit to the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens on our visit to Sydney earlier this year. One of te species present was a solitary White-eared Honeyeater shown in the photos on this post. I’m sorry about the quality of these shots; it was very overcast and late on a winter’s afternoon. (These are also the only photos I have of this species.)

This was a pleasing sighting as it is one species I’ve not seen very often, despite it being widespread in the region where I live. Indeed, I have even recorded in our home garden. The last sighting here at home was in 1989, well before I was into bird photography. I must get out birding more often so I can get some better photos of this lovely bird.

Good birding

White-eared Honeyeater, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden


2 Responses to “White-eared Honeyeater”

  1. John Tongue says:

    Hi Trevor,
    Nice shot of a nice bird. We had good looks and pics of one at “Jilakin Rock”, SW WA early this year – in extreme heat!

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks John – you are being too kind. I’d love a much better photo of this species. Must head out bush and track one down. Many years ago we actually this species visit our garden a few times. That was in the era BDC (Before Digital Cameras).

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