No Sunbird

Attempts to get the perfect sunbird photo from the new sunbird feeder are still ongoing.

But the real stars of the show continue to be the Cape White-eyes.

And this one had a full on meltdown/tantrum/breakdancing demonstration…

…before posing like a good little boy for his portrait:

Meanwhile, the sunbird quest continues…

White-Eye

We got a new sunbird feeder at the market on the weekend.
I had previously made my own sunbird feeder, and it worked well, but this one is more aesthetically pleasing and if you’re going to hang it where you can see it (which obviously  we are), well…

I’m sure that there will be plenty of photo opportunities, but we did a quick test shoot in the unappealing light this afternoon.

Result:

Yeah, that’s no sunbird. The local Cape White-Eyes have taken to it with great enthusiasm.
There have been a couple of sunbirds around as well though (and an opportunistic red-wing starling), but when the light is better I’ll do a proper set-up and hopefully get some better shots (maybe even to rival my daughter’s efforts from last week).

Watch this (that?) space!