The Odd Couple.............! by Roy  Massicks

The Odd Couple.............! by 


I couldn’t see any future for this odd couple on a dinner date yet when you pick up the newspapers or watch the TV news, there could possibly be a future – one can never tell these days !
Silver Eye and Sparrow share a meal together.

Location: My garden, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic GH2 at 275mm, 1/400, f/13, iso 1250, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 2 years ago

    I can’t see any future in this dinner date…..!

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    l don’t know, they are caring and sharing lol xx

  • Thank you Lynn – I rather think the Silver Eye wants to tell the Sparrow to bog off but as the Sparrow is bigger he’s having second thoughts !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 2 years ago

    Featured Thursday 4 Apr 2013

    Beautiful Work!!!

  • Thank you very much Syeve – appreciate the feature from your group !

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    The Silver Eye looks completely unimpressed. There’s a caption forming in my head, but it hasn’t quite gelled yet…. Great stuff, Roy.

  • Keep on thinking Sheila then share your thoughts………! Than k you for your kind words.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 2 years ago

    I think the Silvereye was very unimpressed like ‘Get of my Patch’ it is a lovely photo Roy. It looks like an orange I didn’t know they like citrus although spoggies will eat anything.

  • Many thanks Rita. Yes, we put out apples or oranges although this one is a tangelo. The Tui, Blackbirds and Mynah’s will also help themselves to the fruit.

    – Roy Massicks

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 2 years ago

    Celebrate diversity! Excellent!

  • Thank you so much Gena for your kind comment and favourite. I was really surprised to see these two breeds of bird so close together. We are now having the Tui’s feeding and the Silver Eyes stay around where they once flew off. This of course will change when the breeding season comes around and the Tui become very territorial.

    – Roy Massicks

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