These very small indigenous birds (near-endemic to South-Africa, occurring across much of the country, excluding the Kalahari Desert and extending into south-eastern Botswana) commonly occur in gardens, especially when fruit trees are bearing. They are hyperactive and not generous with photographers but offer more opportunities while eating the fruit. Their name derives from the white fringes around the eyes that make them look like they are wearing glasses.Info
I took this photo last year. Today I was so lucky to see two of them in my front garden, drinking water. (Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa)

THANKS so very much to Maree Clarkson
who bought a greeting card today! (3 June 2012)
FEATURED in This & That
2 June 2012.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot S51S
FEATURED in Mozambique and neighbouring Countries
9 June 2012.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Aaaaaw, they are just too beautiful Elizabeth! I’ve also seen a couple of White Eyes at my bird bath, but they are far too fast for me, haven’t managed a capture yet!

  • Thanks so much Maree, I was just lucky, couldn’t believe my eyes! Thanks for the fav too! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Beautifully presented, Elizabeth! Gorgeous little birds!

  • Thanks Dot, I love them too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/06/01 2 Images per day

  • Baie dankie Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 02/06/2012…Shirley

  • Many thanks for this feature Shirley!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    They look so similar to the little Silver-Eyes, lovely capture Elizabeth they are adorable…

  • Thanks so much Andrea, yes, they must be family! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tereza!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thanks for accepting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Love it.

  • Thanks a mill Joyce!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Thanks for the fav as well!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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