Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Japanese White-eye or mejiro

My missus recently started to put out cut Mandarin oranges in the garden...
In no time, came a couple of Japanese white eyes...
Native to the Japanese islands... and the local name is mejiro (メジロ, 目白), literally, 'white eye'...

We normally put out the orange early...
And before 7 am, the birds will come...
They appear to be the same couple...
While one feeds on the orange, the other bird waits nearby...
Initially, the birds were cautious... the distance between us and them is about 2 meters...
I had to hide behind the curtains to photograph them...
After a few days, they got used to us watching...
This one has became brave enough to show me her tongue...