Thursday, 29 July 2010

Little Waxeye peeps out from Southern Rata

Kia ora

The waxeye, Zosterops lateralis, is a popular little bird that comes into our gardens looking for berries and nectar. Here he is sitting in a Southern Rata at Hagley Park, Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Although their natural habitat is the bush, the waxeye, also known as the silvereye or the white-eye, are unafraid of the populous and are often found in the gardens around our homes where they eat fats and . It is not known whether these little birds are native to Aotearoa/New Zealand and may have, originally, been blown across the Tasman Sea from Australia where they can also be found. Its Māori name, Tauhou, means 'little stranger'.


Hope you like my choice of wallpaper for this month.


  1. Dear Jeni,

    Your new wallpaper is as lovely as ever. I like how you share photos of your country and region, thus introducing me to the plants and animals of New Zealand. Moreover, your design talent is extraordinary -- wonderful color schemes and the two fonts for the title go so well together. I really like the dramatic dash of the "y" of the yellow "Waxeye." Do you remember the name of that font? It looks familiar, but I couldn't name it.


  2. A great photograph and beautiful background!

  3. Beautiful as ever Jeni ! So Vibrant !


  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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