Yesterday I wrote about a pleasant time my wife and I had visiting Long Reef Point north-east of Sydney CBD. One small, disturbing element of our visit was the number of Common Myna birds in the locality. This introduced pest species is quite a threat to our native bird species, competing directly with them for nesting sites and food. Many people are also annoyed by their strident calls.
The particular individual shown in today’s sequence of photos seems to have taken a dislike to me – or my camera – and appears to be advancing towards me in a threatening way. I am pleased that it caused me no harm and left my camera intact.