At sunset yesterday I noticed our flocks of small birds darting in and out of the Silver Princess gum-trees. Some were picking off insects, others were after nectar from the blossoms. The nectar-eaters are easier to photograph since they stay at the blossom while their long tongues draw up the sweet sustenance. Insect eaters are there and gone, before I can even squeeze the trigger! The first photos are of the Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Our two most numerous honeyeaters tended to vie for position at the blossoms, but even though the New Holland Honeyeater is smaller it was not outdone by larger birds.
At first I thought these were Little Wattlebirds, but their back colouring is wrong, or is it the later afternoon light confusing me? No I am right, this is a female Olive-backed Oriole
I hope you enjoyed the sweetness of these pictures as much as the birds enjoyed the sweetness of the nectar!