28 March 2014

Noisy Miner

looking indignant comes naturally, to the Noisy Miner





they've been visiting lots lately during the overcast and showery days, feeding on these Salvias

I know to those of you who never see this bird, that they look a little bit quirky :)

...ooops, wishing I could've mastered this take-off.  If I rev' up the shutter on my camera then I can't see through the viewfinder ... well it's not a dslr, but a bridge-camera.  It stands to reason I guess that there are limitations.  Even if I had those setting ranges in my favour I still have to fit all the bird in the viewfinder.  I so admire those crisp, in-flight photographers who get it right!


41 comments:

Linley S said...

A pretty good effort at the takeoff none the less Carole. Love the startled look on its face

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole I always think these birds look so angry and that 4th shots he is saying "Don't mess with me,Lady". I love them all including that last action shot. Who needs perfection anyway! Have a great weekend.

Kamana said...

i love capturing birds, especially in flight. but i never seem to get them just right. i too envy and admire those who make it look so very good.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous. i love the hanging shots. so beautiful. love that yellow eye. ( :

Susan said...

Hi Carole. You're right, the Noisy Miner does look indignant... especially in that first photo!
Love the contrasts of colours in your pics and that last shot is great - caught in mid flight :D)

Roy Norris said...

More great shots Carole, especially the acrobatic ones.{:))

Montanagirl said...

He's a very striking looking bird. I like that yellow behind his eyes. Nice captures, Carole!

TexWisGirl said...

i always enjoy your shots. :) these show a lot of personality!

Karen said...

A cute looking bird, the eyes look so big!

Ela said...

Wow ! Really great shots !
Have a happy weekend :)

Ida said...

This bird has such an expressive face. You've captured some great shots. I think my favorite is the 2nd one

EG CameraGirl said...

Love that yellow at the corner of each eye. They make the bill seem all the longer.

eileeninmd said...

I am always amazed at their eyes. Awesome shots, Carole! Have a happy weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

A very striking bird!...:)JP

Jan Castle said...

Looks awesome to me!!!
Jan

Ronja Ryövärintytär said...

Wonderful photos <3 Have a nice weekend !

Bob Bushell said...

Nice bird, brilliant photos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carole, just dropping by to say thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Cute bird in action.

Noushka said...

Hi Carol!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.... and truly happy to connect with an "Aussie girl" since my son and grand-children are in Australia! :)
I like this miner very much a lot more than the Indian Mynah!
I agree, they do have an indignant look! LOL!
Wonderful lively pictures!


orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carole;
Wow; your photographs are SO amazing! I never knew about Noisy Miner and I thought this particular one is really lucky to be a photogenic bird with your camera:-)
I LOVE Australia and have (or had) some connection with NSW; happy to see the atmosphere (flower especially) of your country in your picture.
Wishing that you are having a bit of cool breeze now.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Roan said...

I like the taking off shot! It shows action. My first time seeing a post with this bird. Odd sort of fella, but pretty colors.

Linda said...

Great shots! We don't see that bird in Virginia.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Excellent!!!! I especially like the photo of the Miner looking directly into the camera!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ps...Carole, if you'd like, add this post link of this bird and your wonderful images shared at the Bird D'Pot in my bird photo blog...it's up to you, but a lot of birders would really enjoy this post, I'm sure.

http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

Gunilla Bäck said...

A beautiful bird. He's got yellow eye shadow. :)

Kleine Waldameise said...

Welch lustiger Besucher. Oh, den hätte ich auch gern im Garten. Danke für die schönen Aufnahmen. Das letzte Foto ist ja ein richtiger Schnappschuss. So einen Vogel habe ich noch nie gesehen. Welch interessante Zeichnung er hat, faszinierend.

Liebe Grüße
Waldameise

HansHB said...

A great post!

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a funny bird.

Brian King said...

These are such cool looking birds! I always enjoy it when you post photos of the them. Great touches of yellow!

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant Carole, gorgeous photos!

diane b said...

Your shots are always good . A little bit of motion blur is okay it gives the feel of movement where as a frozen shot doesn't . Try panning with the flight of the bird. The bird should be in focus but the backgound will be blurry.
I don't like the Noisy Miner because they chase away the other birds. They gang up in big flocks and attack.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

He is such a cute bird! :) Fun to see !:)

Anni said...

...thanks for sharing your link of this marvelous bird post Carole.

NatureFootstep said...

seems liek a relative to the Minya I psoted on my other bird blog. Great shots. :)

Adam Jones said...

What a beautiful bird and your shots are brilliant.

Jan Glasziou Rainbird said...

Minors used to annoy me chasing off all the other birds but I've come to really admire them with age. Great photos - have been enjoying all the blogs.
Jan

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Such a funny bird. Great contrast in your photos. I like this.
Best regards, Synnöve

Helma said...

What a beautiful bird again Carole. Lovely view with that little dash bright yellow!

Jen said...

That's a neat trick, hanging upside down to get at the nectar from those purple flowers.

I've found with my bridge camera, it's best not to zoom in on the action shots too much. Better to get a wide angle shot and then crop.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have seen these birds near the Everglades -- I believe they are caged birds that someone let loose (horrible people. But the birds apparently are doing well as invasive species all seem to do in Florida. So although they are invasive, I really enjoyed photographing them and they really are kind of nutty looking, you are right.