Whilst sitting out under the trees I noticed a number of rain forest birds come into the garden to eat some of the seeds. The bushes they were taking the seeds from I had thought were just weeds but they must originally have been natives. They are hard to photograph because they move so quickly. The female is rather plain in comparison to the male and slightly larger. This one was more interest in the food. You can see that olive green in her feathers. Her breast is speckeled.
The males are a deep olive green with a dark head and touches of yellow. This one was about to fly away, wings beating.
I am in awe of the work of Salley Mavor and her latest piece of work "Birds of Beebe Woods." In her post she shares how she constructed some of the birds.
Her stitching is incredible, even the rope has been embroidered to look like branches.
Posters of this work are available from her Etsy shop. Be careful there is a lot of temptation in her shop.