Saturday, 2 April 2011

Olive-backed Oriole & Noisy Miner

Over the last couple of days we have been seeing Olive-backed Oriole around the yard as well as Noisy Miner. The Oriole came to our bird bath, and as we watched it did not go into the bath but perched on a lower branch, then stretched up under the bath to drink drops of water collected underneath.

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)

This Noisy Miner came in to one of our Grevilleas to have a feed of nectar. As this is very close to our front door they are very wary of movement. It was lucky that I had earlier put a chair near the door, so I sat and waited for it to come back. The flower it is on was in the open so I was able to get these photos.

Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

Over the past week there has also been a pair of Tawny Frogmouth sitting on the street sign over the road and flying to the power pole to catch insects that have been attracted by the light, but trying to get photos when they fly into the light is not an easy job.