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#1 Daryl

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:32 PM

We get a fair amount of wildlife in the garden here, including Wallabies And Kangaroos, plus many other native animals, birds and reptiles.

This little Wallaby was happily munching on the Singapore Daisy this afternoon. Even though wet from the rain, his fur is much darker than that of the usual wallabies we get around here.

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#2 Dypsisdean

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:52 PM

We get a fair amount of wildlife in the garden here, including Wallabies And Kangaroos, plus many other native animals, birds and reptiles.

This little Wallaby was happily munching on the Singapore Daisy this afternoon. Even though wet from the rain, his fur is much darker than that of the usual wallabies we get around here.

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#3 Daryl

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:34 PM

Believe it or not Dean, Wallaroos are very similar, but closer to a Kangaroo in appearance. They are not usually so 'coastal' but could possibly inhabit the area. This is just the common local Wallaby, but with a bit more 'colour'. I am suspecting it is one that has been visiting my garden since very small, the rusty belly being very distinctive when he was still just 'out of the pouch'. This little guy/girl is about 1 metre tall as sitting.


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

no,he means "Wal"-aroo.get it?
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the "prince of snarkness."

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:30 AM

Could be! At least he's not called 'Wombat' That is a frequently used term in these parts...


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:39 AM

then it would be "Wal-bat."
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:54 PM

Here's a couple of bird photos from the garden...

Willy Wagtail

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Rainbow Lorikeet perched up at about 100ft

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PeeWee

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Kookaburra

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Aussie Magpie

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:15 AM

There seem to be a lot of Black and White birds here lately...


Wagtail...

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Pied Butcher bird eating the cat's breakfast

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Pale Headed Rosella

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:02 AM

A few more birds from today...

Spangled Drongo

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Silvereye

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Golden Whistler

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Pied butcher Bird

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:41 AM

Nice Daryl. I love to see wildlife in the garden!
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:46 AM

Excellent photos, Daryl. Birds can be so difficult to photograph, always moving and often backlit or obscured by foliage. Quite a varied group of visitors.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

Great pictures Daryl.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 03:06 PM

Great shots Daz, more would be good. I was down Stanthorpe last week, saw heaps of black cockatoos, crimson rosellas and a couple of wedge tails, love the aussie bird life we have.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

Looking good Daryl, I love birds in the garden
I did'nt realise that the Pale headed rosella's came that close to the coast. I would love to have them in my garden.
I get the Eastern rosella here all the time, the pair even raised 4 young last spring, I occasionally get crimson rosella in winter here as well.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

Here's a few more from the garden...

Fig Bird

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Scrub Turkey

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Female Spangled Drongo

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Rainbow Lorikeet at Newcal's place

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Quack

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:10 AM

Striated Pardalote...this little fella was hard to catch...a bundle of nervous energy...

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:11 PM

Here's a couple of larger animals this morning...

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:09 PM

Cool shots Daryl, Ed
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:25 PM

You live in a zoo or what? :mrlooney: I get excited when I get a fox in my back yard and you have Roos bouncing around. I'm jealous.
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:25 PM

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree...

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Brown Pidgeon?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:56 PM

A couple of non-birds...

Water Dragon hiding on a tree trunk

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A teeny little spider who made his home on an Areca vestiaria

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:45 AM

A Dwarf Tree Frog

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:40 PM

This being North America, the yard gets eastern gray squirrels (the ones that overran England), marsh rabbits, black racer snakes, legless glass lizards, opossums, moles (they seem to like the bromeliad bed), Cuban tree frogs, Carolina and Cuban anole lizards, and the usual birds--cardinals, blue jays, fish crows, with occasional white ibis. The plastic flamingos don't count. The big iguanas plaguing south Florida haven't reached here yet.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:24 AM

Dave, are the White Ibis a pest there? The ones here go through the garbage and are dirty scavengers. They smell pretty bad too!


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:59 AM

This Goanna lived in the nursery at Mission BEACH , I have seen one in my back yard.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:51 AM

Daryl,

The white ibis aren't pests as far as I am concerned. They fly around in small flocks and eat bugs in the grass. We are starting to get more glossy ibis here in Palm Beach County - a little south of Dave. I think the ibis are adapting to the ever-changing landscape we have created.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:29 AM

Daryl,

The white ibis aren't pests as far as I am concerned. They fly around in small flocks and eat bugs in the grass. We are starting to get more glossy ibis here in Palm Beach County - a little south of Dave. I think the ibis are adapting to the ever-changing landscape we have created.




Hi Kitty, I'm thinking our White Ibis is a different species to your White Ibis... the old 'common name' issue!


Here is a little birdy that was perched high up in my Blue Quandong yesterday...a Black Faced Monarch...


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Speaking of birds, I heard this interesting bird on my recent rainforest walk with Charles from Portugal... I never saw it, but it had an interesting call. Here is a poor quality video...you may have to turn up the sound.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:08 AM

Daryl,

When I was Down Under, I noticed your Ibis were white with black heads. They were very aggressive, sort of like our seagulls at the beach, but I guess yours go inland too. Our Ibis are brown as juveniles then turn all white. They are not aggressive at all and like Kitty says, they flock in small numbers eating bugs and grubs from your lawn.

One time, while giving a tour in the Arboretum, I came upon a flock of Ibis poking their long beaks into the grass, looking for something to eat. One Ibis was separated from the others and one of the tourists commented that the flock must have ostracized him. I wisely explained that ostriches are a completely different type of bird.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:17 AM

But, did he have his head in the sand???:D
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:42 AM

Birds love power lines!

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:52 AM

Daryl, your recorded bird call is the Green Catbird
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

Thanks Pete, I thought it might have been one...it certainly sounded like a cat!


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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

Daryl, I just played your video of the catbird and the dogs came running! The volume wasn't even turned up that high, and they were even a few rooms away . Maybe because they had never heard one before....
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:46 AM

We have some sort of interesting wildlife around here.

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This guy was in town, but not at my place.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:55 AM

Daryl,

When I was Down Under, I noticed your Ibis were white with black heads. They were very aggressive, sort of like our seagulls at the beach, but I guess yours go inland too. Our Ibis are brown as juveniles then turn all white. They are not aggressive at all and like Kitty says, they flock in small numbers eating bugs and grubs from your lawn.

One time, while giving a tour in the Arboretum, I came upon a flock of Ibis poking their long beaks into the grass, looking for something to eat. One Ibis was separated from the others and one of the tourists commented that the flock must have ostracized him. I wisely explained that ostriches are a completely different type of bird.


Hi Jerry, here's a link to this aussie white ibis to clarify. I actually thought it was a species that flew in from Asia in the 70s/80s or hitched a ride with some boaties because I never saw or heard of them till I was about 30 years old. Apparently it's native though and edged eastward to the populated coastal areas of Australia due to long extended inland droughts.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:13 PM

This morning, on the pool deck, I found evidence of a night time visitor. It was a little gruesome so I did not take a picture of it. All sorts of frogs and toads swim in my pool and last night we had several inches of rain so it was like frog heaven in my back yard. One of the visitors was the Cane Toad, Buffo marinus. Most know that this toad has poison glands on the back of its head/neck, and most animals avoid it for this reason. This morning I found a cane toad, minus all its four legs lying on its back in a tiny pool of blood. Apparently, whatever predator did it has leaned to eat all the legs but leave the body alone.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:42 PM

In Florida, our Ibis look like this with white heads and orange beaks and legs.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:55 PM

This morning, on the pool deck, I found evidence of a night time visitor. It was a little gruesome so I did not take a picture of it. All sorts of frogs and toads swim in my pool and last night we had several inches of rain so it was like frog heaven in my back yard. One of the visitors was the Cane Toad, Buffo marinus. Most know that this toad has poison glands on the back of its head/neck, and most animals avoid it for this reason. This morning I found a cane toad, minus all its four legs lying on its back in a tiny pool of blood. Apparently, whatever predator did it has leaned to eat all the legs but leave the body alone.


Interesting. I wish I had that predator here (within reason), the toads are becoming plentiful again, annoying buggers. :rage: , one of the worst introduced animals here for sure.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

The native crows in these parts have figured out how to eat Cane Toads. I find a lot of them in my yard , dead on their backs with their guts eaten out. The word has got out how to handle them!

The only good thing is that they keep the deadly snake population low.



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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:07 AM

That is interesting about cane toad predators. Although the toads are native here I do not see many of them. I suppose that there are natural predators that keep their populations down here. Since the rains have now kicked in the frogs have started to sing again.

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