There were a group of around 5 of these Silvereyes up at the Ridge, and for some reason they were very tame whilst they were feeding on the wattles (as this one is doing). I got really close to some, provided that I did approach slowly and quietly.
Unfortunately I buggered a number of good opportunities. I am pleased with this shot, probably my best of a Silvereye so far, but I could have got quite a bit more if everything had gone according to plan.
This is a bird of the race lateralis, the nominate race, which breeds in Tasmania and winters on the mainland (it should probably head back now, I guess). The ones we normally have here are of the race familiaris, which has paler rufous flanks.
EDIT: It now appears that this is in fact a dark male (?) of the race westernensis, which I think is the regular one around NSW. Very confusing, and I don't think the Silvereye group is totally sorted out:) The race lateralis has a grey throat and darker chestnut on the flanks.