WE LOVE TO SEE NATIVE BIRDS!
We feed native birds in our back garden, and enjoy their visits immensely, but always wondered why a few little wax-eyes would only come later after the sparrows and finches had their full.
When our 16-year-old grandson came to stay, he set up a photographic area on the deck. A sliced sugared grapefruit was his prop. I was surprised that in a very short time, about 10 wax-eyes appeared. Cameron had fun getting plenty of beautiful photographs of these darling birds, not to mention the enjoyment we have had watching their interaction with one another.
After two days, the grapefruit was eaten completely out, only the seeds were left in the shell of the fruit. A feeding shelf is now planned off the deck for our beautiful wax-eyes, where they will enjoy their special foods. Thanks to Cameron, a new dimension has been added to our busy back garden. Karen Miles, WHITIANGA