Noisy Miner chicks just out of their nest
All fluffy and chirpy, three little Noisy Miners have taken their first steps out of their nest.
My previous post showed the chicks being fed in the nest. Now, just four days later, they’re on a branch, bunched together, preening and demanding food. The adults are still very much in attendance.
This still shot shows a chick outlined in the early morning sun:
Here are the three chicks, looking fluffy and cute but with the characteristic gimlet glare of the Noisy Miner:
Common name: Noisy Miner, also called Australian Miner
Scientific name: Manorina melanocephala
Approximate length of adult bird: 26 cm
Date spotted: 17 September 2016
Location: Allambie Heights, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°46’13.7″S 151°15’39.8″E