In his element

Capturing a Mistletoebird in his element was the highlight of last weekend’s visit to the Rise and Shine.

This beautiful male was feeding on the berries of Box Mistletoe Amyema miquelii at eye level.

Male Mistletoebird, Rise and Shine, 6th October 2018

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… missed by that much!

5 responses to “In his element

  1. Thank you Geoff for all your wonderful photographs. Regards from Belinda Smeal

  2. Wonderful series of pics Geoff. I’ve only ever seen one Mistletoe Bird in the wild but it wasn’t feeding, it was building its nest near the Rotunda, how do they get the inside if the berry out in one piece like that?
    Bruce

    • Hi Bruce – I’ve yet to capture that sequence but what they do is nip the top pf the berry skin off and then squeeze the two sides of the remaining skin to eject the berry. Quite a feat!
      Cheers, Geoff

  3. Stunning images.

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