Bath time! - Silvereye - Bathurst, NSW, Australia

December 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Silvereye or wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis) is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west pacific. Silvereyes breed in spring and early summer (mainly between September and December), making a tiny cup of grass, moss, hair, spiderweb, and thistledown, suspended from a branch fork in the outer reaches of small trees or shrubs. They lay two to four pale blue eggs, and two (or sometimes three) broods may be raised during each breeding season. The eggs hatch after about 11 days, and the young fledge after another 10 days. The juveniles are independent at 3 weeks and able to breed at 9 months.

I captured so many images of this cute little bird enjoying the cool water from the fountain on this hot summers day. I was out giving my new Sigma 150-600mm lens a good workout. This shot was captured at 250/sec, f8, ISO2000 @600mm. I am loving all the new photo opportunities I get with this lens.

Bath time! - 
Silvereye - Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaBath time! - Silvereye - Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaThis is a photo of a Silvereye bird having a bath in the fountain in Machattie park taken by Bathurst Photographer David Roma


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