- Hi Jaynia. Here is a report back on the Noisy Miner situation around our house. The Little Wattle Birds stayed in our area for about a month while they raised a chick, keeping tight control of the grevilleas. The Noisy Miners have subsequently returned, contesting the space with the wattle birds, but not in the strong numbers that we have had in the past. The Eastern Spinebills are once again very frequent visitors to the grevilleas. I was just looking out the window and saw, simultaneously in the large Ned Kelly grevillea: 2 eastern Spinebills, 1 yellow-faced honeyeater, 2 silver-eyes and 2 thornbills (can't work out whether they are brown or striated - they don't stand still for long!). It's a happy little garden at the moment, despite the fact that we had a sheet of ice on the bird bath two mornings last week!
- We have a large family of noisy miners that "control" the space around our house and the blooming grevilleas. They chase away the other honeyeaters (although the Eastern Spinebills always come around when they are not looking). For the last couple of weeks the noisy miners have been missing. This has occurred a couple of times before, and they have come back again. Where might they have gone and why? PS Control of the grevilleas has passed to a couple of wattle birds! We hope the Indian Mynahs (just up the road) don't move in.