Sexy miners by girlie

Sexy miners

These Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala) have been flitting around the back deck lately, pulling the stuffing out of cushions and picking up clumps of dog hair, obviously for their nest. They are well-named because they have the loudest shriek I've ever heard. This afternoon, I was sneaking around the backyard taking shots of the Rainbow Lorikeets in next door's mandarin trees, when I heard a great squawking and thrashing about in the mango tree above my head. There were these two going at it with great enthusiasm. Being a dedicated 365er, I knew it was my duty to try to catch them; just had time to point and shoot before they flitted away to go on with their nest-building. Noisy Miners are honeyeaters, native to the east coast of Australia; not to be confused with Indian Mynahs, a species that has invaded the continent to the detriment of native birds.
wow , what a great find and capture, and your shot is so well balanced and framed in that mango tree....a real good one here Robin! a definite FAV!
July 8th, 2012  
yes....they are in good mood.....shot is very fantastic.....they are noisy and do lot of enjoyment always......like jungle bobblers.....
July 8th, 2012  
Is there no privacy? Cool capture
July 8th, 2012  
I love the expressions you have caught here, Robin. 'nuff said!
July 8th, 2012  
Love in the Mango tree! How romantic! :-)
July 8th, 2012  
Beautiful shot Robin, these birds so so blue!
July 8th, 2012  
Great capture, Robin... and noisy, they are!
July 8th, 2012  
Well spotted. Beautiful!
July 8th, 2012  
Oh my, a bit of bird porn...but very well captured, Robin! What an exotic looking pair of 'love' birds.
July 8th, 2012  
Get a room! Lol
July 8th, 2012  
Haha! Where I come from having sex with a minor is a very serious offence! Great capture and of course you had to do it!
July 8th, 2012  
It is party time for the miners. Great capture.
July 8th, 2012  
Fabulous capture
July 8th, 2012  
what a beautiful little noisy guy.
July 8th, 2012  
Great shot of such beautiful birds!!! FAV
July 8th, 2012  
LOL! I LOVE the expressions on their faces. So glad you fulfilled your duty as a 365er. :-D
Great capture!
July 8th, 2012  
beautiful capture
July 8th, 2012  
Wow, great capture :)
July 8th, 2012  
I just love the dedication of 365ers at such moments!!!!! Great job Robin!
July 8th, 2012  
Is that their real colour, or is there some processing involved? They are a dull brown around here.
July 9th, 2012  
Great shot BTW
July 9th, 2012  
Fav. Don't think I've ever seen birds in the throes of passion.
July 9th, 2012  
@princessm Thanks, Decima. They were in heavy shade, which has probably affected the colouring here, but their colour is grey on the back, tail and breast with white otherwise underneath and white scallops on the nape and breast. We haven't got any brown ones. Maybe a bit different from yours down south.
July 9th, 2012  
Great capture! What interesting looking birds.
July 9th, 2012  
Great shot. Love all the comments it's drawn. Had a good giggle at Graham's comment especially.
July 9th, 2012  
@ellida Agree with @ubobohobo; love your comment. What would we do without your sense of humour?
July 9th, 2012  
Love it.. Great find...
July 9th, 2012  
LOL! I'm glad you fulfilled your duty!
July 10th, 2012  
Lyn
Oh, they're SO pretty. . .those colors are amazing!
July 12th, 2012  
Good capture!
July 13th, 2012  
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