18 January 2012

Noisy Miner

It's a shame this bird is so territorial, protecting its location fiercely.  In so doing, many of the sweet-natured smaller birds types are driven away  

The antics though of the honey-eating Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala, can be rather comical at bathing time.  I'm going to share some of my favourites taken in recent days, especially for those of you who haven't seen this bird before.  Sorry birds, that the dipping-bowl is down this day, but not out.

















 I'm thinking  ... if looks could kill.



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25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

amusing birds!!! rather crazed looking!

Andrew said...

A wonderful little bird to see Carole.. I laughed out loud at the expression of the one on the left in the last image..
There has to be a competition for the best comment..
Take care xx

Gary said...

Pretty impresive bird though. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Giga said...

Nie znam tych ptaków, ale widzę, że są bardzo ładne i lubię się kłócić
:-).Cudowne zdjęcia, a czwarte z góry jest dla mnie wspaniałe.Pozdrawiam. *** I do not know these birds, but I see that they are very nice and I like to argue
:-). Wonderful pictures, and the fourth from the top is great for me. Yours.

Petra said...

Such funny-looking birds, Carole, I've never seen either them or their picture. The last photo is great, capturing the bird with such an expression!

Karin M. said...

This is a wonderful series of photos ... the birds are soooo amusing.
I like your blog, you make very beautiful photos.
Greeting Karin

Frank said...

A super series Carole.

Dianne said...

I love watching birds and their antics - especially noisy miners - they really are quite cheeky!
Love your captures Carole.

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, I love the expression on their faces and their cool looking eyes. Wonderful series of photos.

mick said...

Great photos. The birds are fun to watch. I thought Noisy Miners were everywhere but I have never seen them right where I live.

Nadege, said...

Great captures. Looks like the birds are having a grand old discussion at the water cooler. lol

Heather T. said...

Oh, that is so fun--what interesting birds! That little yellow patch really lends a kind of comic book character to them... That one picture with the bird on the branch with his head bent is just superlative!

missing moments said...

that last photo is awesome! They look a bit crazy don't they.

Jan Castle said...

I was thinking he said 'hey Joe, what are you doing over there?" Great pics Carole!!!
Jan

Carletta said...

They do appear to be comical creatures. Love that yellow eye and the yellow streaks in the wing feathers.
The second image made me smile thinking of a conversation around the water bowl - like two men meeting on the street corner. :)

eyesonme2world said...

Hardly can capture the birds in so near angle..

heyBJK said...

You've got some really cool looking birds, Carole! The yellow around their eyes is striking. That last shot is funny!

Liz said...

Great shots, Carole! I love those looks they are giving each other.

I love their antics. Bec & I came across a very interesting and very bold group of Noisy Miners in a park last week. I will post soon but I have so many birds waiting to be posted!!! I thought a bird a week would be hard but since I have been looking while out I now have so many. :)

Sharyl said...

I've never seen anything like this before! Love those big eyes and the expressive faces! You capture them so clearly and at just the right moments.

Arija said...

Great shots of the jokers of the bird world. Inventive, clever and at times a real pest.

Hilke Breder said...

What fabulous birds, Carole. They show a lot of personality, great expressive faces with that yellow patch behind their eyes! Must be fun to watch. Love your images!

Springman said...

These are gorgeous pictures. Gosh, the coastline there is amazing, very powerful!

Marilyn said...

You do have some magnificent birds! These photos are great.

bailey-road.com said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love that last shot!

Ida said...

Wonderful! - Love that last shot.