|The Feral Indian Miner Bird and aggressive little pest.|
|The Noisy Miner Bird is a native bird and is being driven out of our garden by its introduced cousin.|
Recently I noticed we had an invasion of Indian Miners and they had driven away all the native birds, except our little Willy Wag Tail who is a very quick and brave little bird. The miners would come into the garden in the morning screeching and making an awful din and chase any other birds away . Even the butcher birds left. I was getting quite concerned as they seemed to have moved in . Then one day I was leaving the house and disturbed them on the front verandah - 3 of them... helping themselves to the dogs breakfast!
Immediately I realized what was going on. The attraction was indeed the dogs breakfast! So I wonder ....how many people feed their pets outside? and do you have a problem with Miner birds?
If you do maybe you need to re-arrange your pets dining arrangements! Willow is now allowed to dine inside and peace has been restored, now we have all these birds back in the garden:
|Pied Imperial Pigeon - these are beautiful large birds with a soft but very distinct cooing call|
|Friar Birds, are lovely active honeyeaters|
|Pied Butcher Bird - I think this one is a juvenile|