Tauhou

Zosterops lateralis – we call them Waxeyes. Known, also, as Silvereye, White-eye and Tauhou (stranger). A native, of recent times, having migrated from Australia in the 19th century in numbers sufficient to establish themselves as a common enough sight almost everywhere. By others: here and here.

Outside our dining room window this morning, Waxeyes, like so many tiny, feathered merrkats, feasting on bread put out for them (I think there were eight or ten but it is almost impossible to tell as they are constantly on the go nervously eating and on guard. I don’t think any of these images taken between 8:12 and 8:25 this morning, is sharp – I admit photographing wildlife is not really my thing).