The Noisy Miner isn’t one of the most appreciated birds in our gardens, but it deserves to be up there with the rest of them, they are very intelligent & family orientated. This little guy was having trouble staying in his nest which was also a bit close to the Ballina Rd, so I decided to bring him home & introduce him to my family of Miners. Within 5min of being in his makeshift nest & giving his best “feed me” screams, 6 adult Miners came to his rescue, checked him out then flew off to find food for him.
By the time the first bird came back, the fledgling was on the edge of the nest looking a bit unsteady, she was about to feed him, when she too must of thought him too close so she moved to the furthest edge so he had to move to the centre to get fed. Pretty clever I think. To my surprise he flew of into the bushes, I couldn’t see him but could here his calls & lots of adult birds taking care of there newly adopted baby, nice to know he is in good hands. Story by carer Valerie Shields.