Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Little Wattle VS Noisy Minor

Who will win? Whoever gets the nectar first!

This knife wattle (Acacia Cultriformis) has proved very popular as a perch for birds resting between drinks at the spiny greville (Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite').

Not just a perch, but also a battlefield for possession of this valuable food resource.

The Little Wattle Birds have to work so hard defending the two of these I have. Since they are so popular, I have found room for a couple more around the back.

In addition to the Noisy Minors, the Common Indian Myna has learned how to partake of this shrubs nectar, and in the last month or so we have had other pirate types too. I will work on some shots for you of the Eastern Spinebill and the White Plumed Honeyeater. I could use some wings of my own to keep up with them.


Young Werther said...

Birds are pretty smart.. I've got a crested pigeon stealing rabbit food and pellets. Even walks into the cage pecking away :)

Thank you for identifying that weed. Keep warm.

BetteJo said...

Lotta creatures in your garden, y'know? I get a few birds like robins, cardinals and sparrows, and squirrels. Rabbits. But your critters are so much more interesting!