Spot the waxeyes.

posted Sep 1, 2014, 4:11 PM by Family Organics
Walking up from the garden the other day I noticed a dozen or more waxeyes fossicking about amongst a patch of nonhearting lettuces. Very busy they were, poking their beaks right down in the foliage. "What could they be after?" I wondered. Water? Slugs..too big surely? And I didn't think they'd actually be eating the lettuces. Closer investigation revealed the answer...aphids deep in the looseleaf depths. So, bring on the waxeyes!
I dashed inside to get the camera but my own fossicking in the lettuces had made them wary and the best I could do was a photo of the flock flitting in a nearby area of bark.