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.

13 comments:

mick said...

Nice photos. I don't see either of those birds around my place. How about a video of the Frogmouth - or is that just as hard to get?

Neil said...

Yes Mick it might be a bit hard to get but I will try one day.

eileeninmd said...

Neat looking birds. The Olive backed Oriole is much different than the orioles I see here. Great birds and photos.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful feather detail you captured with that bird. I love the name "Tawny Frogmouth!"

Robin Robinson said...

Wonderful feather detail you captured with that bird and I love the name "Tawny Frogmouth!"

Gary said...

Great captures of some interesting birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Nice series of your lovely birds.

Sondra said...

YOU got some super shots!! ITS never easy to get those good shots but it makes one feel good when we do-

Amila said...

Lovely birds!

Springman said...

Nice catches. You play the waiting game quite well!

Pat said...

Nice group of photos of these cool birds!

Bill S. said...

A very interesting post and birds. Great pictures of them so those of us that have never seen them can enjoy them. Thanks.

Pat Ulrich said...

nice captures of these lovely birds -- the patterns on the oriole are really cool!