Noisy Miner in an Old Man Banksia

3 Jan

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Noisy Miner in a Banksia Noisy Miner in a Banksia

Not everyone likes Noisy Miners. On the plus side, they are a native species. On the negative side, they can be quite aggressive to other birds and their presence seems to coincide with a decline in numbers of very small birds.

Still, they are a natural part of our environment here in Sydney, and I think they look rather striking when their yellow colouration is brought out strongly among the yellows of the Old Man Banksia.

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9 Responses to “Noisy Miner in an Old Man Banksia”

  1. davidprosser January 3, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    I’m sorry these birds have an aggressive side as they’re really quite attractive and certainly belong there bringing the environment to life.
    Very Happy New Year Margaret
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 3, 2016 at 8:44 am #

      Yes, they are quite pleasant to look at, and interact nicely with people. They are happy to accept crumbs of food.
      xxx A very Happy New Year to you, David xxx

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  3. Julie Sopetrán January 3, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    It is the first time I see this bird. Thanks Margaret. And happy New Year. Love.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge January 3, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    He looks like he has quite a personality.
    Hope your new year is filled with adventures and wonder!

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 4, 2016 at 12:01 am #

      Yes, he is a bright little bird, and as the name suggests, he makes his presence felt 🙂

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