Lately we have had many visits from the lovely Lesser Double-Collared Sunbirds, since planting more honeysuckle around the garden.
The other day my husband told me there was a sunbird on the plants on the stoep. I grabbed my trusty Canon and took a few shots before it flew off.
I apologise for the poor quality of the photos. It was very much a point and click exercise in the hope I caught something; as you can see from the last photo below.
Yes, the little bird is in there!
Looking at my photos later I realised it was a female sunbird.
The funny thing is, both my husband and I were sure it was the male sunbird that we saw, with his bright green iridescent plumage, not the female, with her drab grey-brown.
I scanned my photos carefully, but there was no sign of a male anywhere; only the female.
Just shows how the eye and the mind can play tricks on you!