I have always believed the eyes are the windows to the soul. But with birds and animals it appears to be different, sometimes I wonder if anyone is in there and at other times I can see the intent or what I perceive to be intent. What do you feel when looking into the eyes of a bird?
Some of these photos are small but the difference in the eye and the eye ring is quite distinctive.
I guess I’ll start with a Silver Eye – a bird whose name is its feature.
Galahs seem to have old eyes
There are some birds who have a mask like appearance like this finch
and this duck
the Fig Bird’s red mask really stands out
The Noisy Miner only has a small bit of eye decoration
whereas the Blue Faced Honeyeater’s covers a lot of their head
A Kookaburras eye is just among its feathers
A King Parrots eye with a yellow ring stands out in its bright red head
which is much the same for a Rainbow Lorikeet with a red circle in a sea of blue
The Black Necked Stork is a spot of yellow in black
The osprey has an alertness about it
Many birds eyes have different colours like the Koel
and White Headed Pigeon
and Satin Bower Bird
The Peaceful Dove has blue as well but it’s around the eye
but sometimes they can look a bit sceptical
Tawny Frogmouths eyes aren’t open much during the day and are quite squinty
But the bird with a huge eye is the Pelican….a bit vacant but rather big nevertheless!!
Thats the journey through the eyes of birds