This is the time of year that the sunbirds start to build their nests again. Our units are bing painted, and we thought for sure that the prospective Dad would get tired of dodging ladders, scaffolding etc, but no, the nest passed the test, and mum-to-be has moved in. You can just see her little head and long beak sticking out of the nest. It is hanging on the washing line just outside our study window, so a perfect place to keep an eye on her. The windows are tinted and clearly she cannot see in or at least is not concerned about us inside.
She often comes right up to the window and peers in as if to say "Hi there, are you allright inside?"
Such beautiful chatty little birds, I feel so blessed that they decide year after year to build their nests in our garden. The male bird has an iridescent blue throat.
These lovely photos were taken by my ever so patient hubby.
More information: added 21st November: Further research at The Australian bird page by Trevor tells me this is in fact a yellow sunbird, not a honeyeater! That is an excellent site - take a look.