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The Silvereye is a small bird with a conspicuous ring of white feathers around the eye, and belongs to a group of birds known as white-eyes. The Silvereye shows interesting plumage variations across its range. The grey back and olive-green head and wings are found in birds through the east, while western birds have a uniformly olive-green back. Breeding birds of the east coast have yellow throats, pale buff flanks (side of the belly) and white on the undertail. Tasmanian birds have grey throats, chestnut flanks and yellow on the undertail. To complicate this, the birds in the east have regular migrations within Australia and may replace each other in their different areas for parts of the year. Birds in Western Australia have yellowish olive, rather than grey, backs. This little fellow reminded me of a penguin with his wings out to the side. Even though his head is in the shade of the tree, the little rings around his eyes stand out.
A young emperor penguin, nicknamed Happy Feet, is regaining strength after an operation to remove sand from its stomach. It washed up on a New Zealand beach last week after swimming from Antarctica. Click the link and watch the small video clip on Happy Feet
New Zealand’s Penguin Happy Feet.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand
Featured 14th July 2011

Dedicated to Loree. Thanks for your friendship & support.

Do I look Like Happy Feet The Penguin? – Silver-Eye

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    XO’s L

  • Enjoy Loree…

    – AndreaEL

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    Andrea, this is adroable. Such a great image. So cute.

  • Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated Brenda

    – AndreaEL

  • seeya
    seeyaabout 3 years ago

    Andrea, I heard about this last week and at that time the discussion was that he was in such bad shape there were doubts whether he could be saved. I just looked at the video and he looks as though he is recovering quite nicely. I am so glad the decision was made to try and save him. As to your little “Mini Me” above…Adorable!!! Except he just needs some snow or ice beneath him :)))) Sandy

  • I too am delighted that they have saved him, he swam such a long way only to land up in the wrong country. Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated Sandy

    – AndreaEL

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Priceless face and stance! Such cute little birds. That white eye ring gives them such character! if they lived in the US they’d probably be in a lot of my work, LOL, but I have never seen one in person. Not even in a zoo.

  • We could always send you some Cindy and you could breed them..lol…
    Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Cute cute cute, fabulous shot Andrea!

  • Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated Tina

    – AndreaEL

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 3 years ago

    This is SO cute!!! You get THE most awesome poses of these little critters!!! lol. Great work! xx

  • They are naturally funny Stephanie and wonderful to watch. Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 3 years ago

    This is such a cute capture Andrea! Love it.

  • Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated Joyce. So pleased you enjoyed the image.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    are you sure you have,nt made a model of this little bird heexxxxxxx

  • Now Lynn, you have let the cat out of the bag..lol.. Thanks for your wonderful support.

    – AndreaEL

  • rasim1
    rasim1about 3 years ago

    Very beautiful image!

  • Thank you for posting such a lovely kind comment, much appreciated Rasim

    – AndreaEL

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