How many birds can you get on an apple.........? by Roy  Massicks

How many birds can you get on an apple.........? by 


There are four of these little Silver Eyes on the apple, one is nearly hidden at the back.
Location – my garden, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic LUMIX – GH2 at 240mm, 1/400, f/5.6, iso 1250, Manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Roy, I think our birds are clandestine. We put out the food, the food gets eaten but we rarely see the birds.

  • Many thanks Colin – for your great comment and favourite. Know what you mean – we move the sugar water bowl around, they sit on the railing looking around then spot it and they’re in, feet and all ! Could be squirrels or mice after your food !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Roy

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Judi – thrilled to have a feature from your group.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Isn’t this a treat? As my mother was fond of saying (with her tongue firmly planted in her beak), “Position is everything in life….”

  • So pleased you like it Sheila – thank you for your kind comments. Love your Mother’s expression !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Jeremy Lavender Photography
    Jeremy Lavende...over 2 years ago

    Ha Ha Ha excellent ;-) They look kinda busy. Great shot.

  • Many thanks for your kind comments – I could sit there all day just watching these cheeky little critters !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkover 2 years ago

    Too cute!!!!

  • Thank you very much Margaret – I do appreciate your kind comment. At the moment we have all the little fledglings – the parent birds seem to be busy elsewhere !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago

    Amazing. Great shot.

  • Many thanks Kay both for your lovely comment and favourite. The larger native Tui seems to be willing to share with these little birds, most unusual !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Yukondick
    Yukondickover 2 years ago

    Great catch. Birds can be quite entertaining

  • Thank you kindly Dick – they keep us amused for hours every day.

    – Roy Massicks

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 2 years ago

    I love this , they are lovely little birds , I got them once in my garden here in Australia never saw them again :))

  • Thank you very much Janie for your lovely comment and feature. We have the little fledglings coming round at the moment.

    – Roy Massicks

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