Several fantails feeding on plant in garden.
A lot of silver eyes (Zosterops laterals) were darting between the native trees beside the house starting my observation at 8.30 am. I counted 8 -12 of them. the plants that they were amounts were Metrosideros excelsa (pōhutukawa), Phormyium tenax and Pseudopanax laetus (Five finger) also two types of hebe which I am not sure what variety they are.
they were eating seeds from these Hebe.
They stayed for duration of 15 minutes and then all few off.
after 10 minutes a kingfisher flew over head.
in the distance I could hear Magpie and geese's of some sort which flew in a flock close by the sea.
A small group of silvereye were first heard and then seen in a walnut tree in our garden.
Saw a silvereye at the beginning of my observation. It sat on a tree (an unidentified tree, but I will upload photo of this tree in hopes someone will be able to identify it.) I have seen a couple of silvereye's land on this tree before, and even eat the berries. But, the silvereye's only landed then flew away this time.
During the early evening hours these birds were found eating among the five fruiting species of plants spread throughout seven trees.
In the mid afternoon the noise was loud due to traffic and construction. These birds were found eating and resting in fruiting trees, as well as flitting from one tree to the next. In the vicinity about 3 species of fruiting plants were observed and 4 fruiting trees in total.
I saw numerous of these birds sneakily trying to steal some yummy grapes from Lincoln's vineyards. I saw a few actually get stuck in the nets of the grapevines. They also were resting in the neighboring trees and apple orchard.
Aside from the count, I was in the vineyard for about 40 minutes observing a group of 4 Silvereyes who had got into the nets. This was a chance for me to photograph them as they are too quick to photograph when the are free! After I photographed them, I removed them from the bird netting.
Saw one of these guys flying around the front garden near the Camelia shrub.
Mostly just heard the Silvereye birds in the trees, didn't see any off them. Approximately there were 3 to 5 individuals heard.
Silvereyes were heard calling in the tree in front of my flat.
Seen in neighbour's garden. This garden has a variety of sections including exotic and native areas. The bird count was done in the native section of the garden which has a range of NZ plants such as: Rimu, Tree ferns, Cabbage trees, young Red Beech, Five finger and has a radius of approximately 11m. 1 x seen after 5min. Additionally, 1 x seen during bird count 3 on 23/3/15 16:46 after 5mins and 2x min/3x max heard after 5min.
The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical, subtropical and temperate Sub-Saharan Africa, southern and eastern Asia, and Australasia. White-eyes inhabit most tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, the western Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Guinea. Discounting some widespread members of the genus Zosterops, most species are endemic to single islands or archipelagos. The Silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, naturally colonised New Zealand, where it is known as the "Wax-eye" or Tauhau ("stranger"), from 1855. The...