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#41 Daryl

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:16 AM

Don, cane toads have been rampant here for so long now. It is good to see some predatory action around the place...generally their main predator has been humans! A friend's dog ate one a couple of years ago...they got the toad out of his mouth but he had excreted some venom and it was too late for the dog...he died a very horrible death.



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#42 Daryl

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:18 AM

A couple of bird shots...

Kookaburras always remind me of F-111s when they are in flight...

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Sulphur Crested Cocky...deafeningly loud!

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:53 AM

Pied Currawong, just after he attacked my Veitchia fruit for a good feed...
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

A couple of visitors today...

Sulphur Crested Cocky destroying the foliage on a Red Ash

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Wayward 'Roo

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:08 AM

More 'roos in the garden

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

Looks like the mob have settled in Daryl, nice shots, here's some smaller critters.

Beerwah Beer Eating Ants !

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#47 Daryl

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

One of my Glochidium sumatranums is flowering and it has attracted a lot of Rainbow Lorikeets. This morning there were about 30 of them sitting all over tree. Here's a couple...

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#48 Daryl

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:20 AM

Had a couple of dogs playing in my creek yesterday...they were chasing some ducklings, then mum came along and attacked them...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

That's an unbeleivable photo Daryl (Duck Attack at Dawn), you should really consider getting some of your pics published for $$$. You are getting the works out of that camera..
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:41 PM

This bird isn't much larger than a hummingbird and plentiful in western Puerto Rico. It is called the Puerto Rican Toady or San Pedrito. They make nests by digging holes in vertical exposed dirt such as the side of roads at the bottom of hills. They seem to like a spot near this rainbow eucalyptus across from our house. They eat bugs like mosquitoes so are useful as well as cute. I've really enjoyed this thread-keep it up!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Keep the wildlife pictures coming!
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:02 AM

A couple more photos from the weekend...

Grey shrike Thrush

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Grey Fantail

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Some kind of Honeyeater I guess?

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Hardly Wildlife, but...

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I came face to face with a Whipbird as well, but didn't have camera in hand...these things are usually very shy...you hear them but never see them!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:15 AM

The only Wildlife i saw in your garden was Colin Wilson in Loong shorts ! :D

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

Unwanted Wildlife...Here you go...

The BBQ was still warm and this little bastard was all over it, licking off all the fat...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Unwanted Wildlife...Here you go...

The BBQ was still warm and this little bastard was all over it, licking off all the fat...

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Is that a Quokka or just a common rat? Do you have Quokka?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

Definitely a rat!
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Hey Daryl, I was chatting with Simon from GoGreen nursery yesterday and has heard that the red tailed black cockatoo is starting to be seen around here so maybe look out for those unless you already have them hovering.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

Will have camera at the ready Wal!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

Thanks for posting your wonderful wildlife pics. I always enjoy .
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

Meep.Meep!
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This guy has been around the neighborhood for a few years.....
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Native bird on native palm

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Wild ducks invade the chook pen area

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

These otters show up in the lake for a snack every few months. They hang around for a few hours swimming & slinging fish up on the bank. They really aren't as cuddly as they look. As I tried to get closer they bared their teeth & growled. Check out the dentures on these guys! :bemused:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Water Dragon sunning himself

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Olive Backed Oriole

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Wow...some great shots on this thread. Especially like some of the bird shots. Not too many critters around here have such amazing colors.

Some of our local fauna...

I see too many of these:
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One of our more colorful birds:
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

These wild ducks were lined up on the back fence rail as in a shooting gallery, then things got really weird, they hopped down and started walking towards me, so I shot them..........................................with my Nikon.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

Quack Quack Wal!

This fella is not really a visitor, more of a lodger...a real reptile monster...Asian House Gecko...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

Cute though and I assume they eat Cockroaches?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

Even though they are an introduced species, they are good at keeping some of the household pests in check!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

I was mucking around with the camera this afternoon, taking silly photos of ants and flies..

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And dragonflies

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Then I heard this commotion, and a Pied Currawong starting flying low over something that was crashing through the undergrowth...

What is he looking at?

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Swoop!

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This guy was obviously upsetting the Currawong!

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A closer look at him...This Sand Monitor was more than 4ft long...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

The Moon and a kookaburra visited my garden this afternoon. The peacefulness stilled the soul.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Pretty isn't she?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

A closer look at him...This Sand Monitor was more than 4ft long... (correction... Lace Monitor)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Wow, another Lace Monitor swung by this afternoon. This one was just over 5ft long and was a bit more timid than the last one and made a quick getaway...

Those fence bars are 3" apart and he squeezed through in his desperation to escape...

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

A few Yellow tailed Black Cockatoos were hanging about this morning...always good to have in the garden!  These are large birds, a lot larger than the common Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.

 

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The kangaroos were also hanging about for Christmas...spent the entire day lounging around on the grass. Eventually they headed off up the hill..

 

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Here they are hanging out in one of my Blue Quandongs...they had just snacked on some nice grubs in my Brush Boxes, and decided to have a rest in the shade...the male has the red ring around his eyes...must have had a big Christmas!  :winkie:

 

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For scale, these birds are about 2 ft long from beak to tail.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Awesome pictures. More please. 


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Cleaned off a couple of dead leaves from my Dypsis red triangle cross today, and disturbed this Grey Huntsman...this fella was about 6" across...Dypsis trunk is about 18" across. Good thing they are really docile!

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Spent a couple of hours over at Newcal's place this afternoon, and checked out the local birdlife...

 

King Parrot and Bronzewing

 

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Grey Butcher Bird and Kookaburra

 

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Rainbow Lorikeet

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

A pair of plumed whistling ducks have been visiting lately, got the right light for a pic or two.

 

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The chooks were not amused and promptly asked them to leave

 

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Plumed duck with palm tree leaves (sounds like a masterchef dinner)

 

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