24 April 2014

Noisy Miner - it's bath time


 you don't want to get on the wrong side of a Noisy Miner

they really do look to be feeling sorry for themselves after a splash

oh gosh ..  Noisy Miner on right is making me feel it must be all MY fault!  Too cold; too deep?

25 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh poor birdies! ;))

Jeanne said...

Such expressive looks they are giving you. Did you not WARM THAT BATH??? Great shots Carole. I am gradually feeling better by the way... Not the same process as at 40, but progress nevertheless. Best to you from Texas

TexWisGirl said...

you made me laugh. :)

Phil Slade said...

Such handsome birds, rather unusual greys, black and of course the yellow. Are these members of the mynah family or named "miner" for another reason?
About the gull - it was doing its very loud territorial calling to warn other gulls off - it was with a female! And it possibly thought I had food in my car with the window down and would warn other gulls off for that too.

Montanagirl said...

Fun shots, Carole! There's been ice on our bird water tray for several mornings. It's still only 36 degrees this morning.

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the Noisy Miner.
Perfect photographed, the bath they find do not like, it looks.
Greetings Irma

Ela said...

What original birds !
Greetings

Helma said...

What an awesome cute birds Carole :-)
Cute and sassy lol .... I love them!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, the expression on the face of the one on the right, in the last photo. Just priceless!

Bob Bushell said...

Superb shots of the Miner Birds.

Brian King said...

LOL! Birds always look so funny after a bath!

Gail Dixon said...

I giggled all through this post. Interesting and pretty birds, though a little goofy-looking when wet. :)

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely birds to see... x

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, they are so cute! Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

Jan Castle said...

Looks like the birds are holding their own...so that must mean you are the one to feel sorry for....LOL!
Jan

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Beautiful blog :)
Noisy miners are lovely birds. Their chirping is sweet.
Indian myna looks similar but they have dark feathers among other distinguishing features.
Lovely blog !

DeniseinVA said...

Fun photos Carole. They seem to have lots of personality.

Carole M. said...

thanks to everyone for your comments; I enjoy reading every one. To answer to you Phil, asking: "Are these members of the mynah family or named "miner" for another reason?"

According to Birds in Backyards factsheet [People often confuse miners with the introduced Common Myna. The Common Myna is quite different in plumage (mostly dark brown) and,although it has similar facial markings, belongs to the starling family, while the miners are honeyeaters." Thanks for asking :)

Birgitta said...

So cool! Wonderful photos. Like your header too.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the bird.

Phil Slade said...

Thanks Carole. Having seen Mynahs in SE Asia (India and think Malaysia) I wondered if there was any connection. I'm still intrigued by the "miner", perhaps they "mine" for their preferred foods. We don't have Mynahs or Miners in the UK so forgive me for asking seemingly daft questions.

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous shots! I love how they look like on the third shot ... a little bit messed-up :)!

Ida said...

These photos crack me up. The expressions are just so funny.

Carole M. said...

Phil: it seems that because of their similarities in looks, early European settlers derived that different spelling name i.e. Miners/Mynas

David Gascoigne said...

Well, now you know, you need to have the water thermostatically controlled and perhaps little sprays of warm air to dry their feathers when they have completed their toilette.