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  1. A (very angry) Ruby-throated hummingbird

    A (very angry) Ruby-throated hummingbird

    What do you do when the feeder's empty? Give her the stink-eye: she has cats; so don't worry, she'll know exactly what it means.
  2. That annoying itch you just can't scratch (Ruby-throated hummingbird)

    That annoying itch you just can't scratch (Ruby-throated hummingbird)

    Don't you just hate that? Unlike many gardeners and birders, I only have a ten-day window to catch this little female Ruby-throated hummingbird. She always stops by, alone, on her way south to wherever during the first or second week of September, and then I don't see her again until the...
  3. Blackcap nectar feeding

    Blackcap nectar feeding

    My first time actually seeing this behaviour. On a cold day when there were probably few insects available.
  4. Masked flowerpiercer

    Masked flowerpiercer

    She's a nectivore that doesn't pollinate the flowers, but pierces them instead, to get to the nectar. I'm guessing this life of crime is the reason for the mask
  5. Mountain Devil

    Mountain Devil

    So called because of the tri-lobed hard woody seed pods that adorn these shrubs. Nectar laden flowers beloved of the Eastern Spinebill who has evolved a specialist long curved bill to better access the flower's treasure trove in competition with other honeyeaters...
  6. Snowstorm


    Paperbark of creeklines known commonly as 'Snow in Summer'
  7. Purple-rumped Sunbird

    Purple-rumped Sunbird

    This female was savoring the nectar of flowers on my neighbour's gold mohur tree.
  8. Purple-rumped Sunbird - Feeding nectar

    Purple-rumped Sunbird - Feeding nectar

  9. Tui


    Tui feeding on flax nectar
  10. Palestine Sunbird - female

    Palestine Sunbird - female

    Palestine Sunbird leaking nectar
  11. Yellow-bellied Sunbird - female

    Yellow-bellied Sunbird - female

    Looking for some nectar.
  12. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

    Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

  13. Crimson Sunbird

    Crimson Sunbird

    Crimson Sunbirds are quite often seen in rural gardens but are not as common as the Olive-backed.