My garden (apart from the grass) is thriving, despite the drought. Evidently it’s almost all native plants, which survive fine even with a lack of water. Indeed, one of the hedges has grown so much I had to trim it back so I can see into the mailbox without bumping my head on it.
But a consequence of the garden doing so well is that the native birdlife loves it. Not that this is a bad thing — I like having the birds around… as long as they keep away from my car.
Not knowing much about birds, I don’t know what type they are, other than that they’re damn noisy, especially first thing in the morning.
They’ll be chirping away merrily (in various avian languages) as the sun comes up, unaware (or perhaps just not caring) that I’m half-awake muttering at them to shut up so I can get some more sleep.
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It looks like the appropriately named: Noisy Miner.
We’ve got heaps of them at home too – and during nesting season, they like to live in the garden (usually in one of the trees/bushes right near the clothesline) – resulting in swarms of them turning up (and chirping their heads off) any time you hang the washing out.
Looks like a ‘Little Wattle Bird’ on the power line.
Wattle birds for sure. Noisy and aggressive.
Are you sure it’s not a honey eater?
A wattle bird is in the honeyeater family :)
Wear ear muffs, thatÃ‚Â´s what I started to do since spring and with that the birds came up again… It works :-)
I haven’t experienced the birds walking along the top of the metal fence right outside my bedroom window at sunrise yet… let alone the singing. The ear muffs or cotton wool in the ears sounds like a good idea -go for it, and let us know how you go! heh heh