Posts Tagged ‘eastern spinebill’

return of a feathered friend

April 16, 2012

This morning it was a delight to see an Eastern Spinebill feeding in one of the salvia bushes in my garden. These little birds spend the warmer months in the higher regions of the mountain and the colder months in the lower regions.

Unlike many of our smaller birds they are not territorial and flit in and out before the territorial birds really notice. To achieve this end they are capable of taking nectar in the same manner as a hummingbird. Although I have watched one feeding this way on a number of occasions I have yet to take a photo. Probably won’t either as I much prefer to savour the brief moment than take a photo of it.