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Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae (Pieridae)

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John Case
On ‎10‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎5‎:‎15‎:‎28‎, steve99 said:

 

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Kookaburra?

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steve99
10 hours ago, John Case said:

Kookaburra?

Yep, sure is. 

 

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Cindy Adair

I recalled this great topic so am glad to see it again.

Here are a couple from Puerto Rico today 

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and one from outside our hotel in Darwin Australia on the recent IPS post tour.

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Lots more wildlife on that trip for another thread!

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1 hour ago, Cindy Adair said:

I recalled this great topic so am glad to see it again.

Here are a couple from Puerto Rico today 

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and one from outside our hotel in Darwin Australia on the recent IPS post tour.

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Lots more wildlife on that trip for another thread!

I haven't seen a ring-tailed possum since I left Melbourne. Even the common brush-tailed possums are rare around here lately.

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Monòver

I had not seen this topic and is very nice!!!

I have been a long time enjoying with the amazing animals in your gardens.

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tjwalters

Clymene Moth - Haploa clymene (Erebidae)

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Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata (Sphingidae)

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Lunate Zale - Zale lunata (Erebidae)

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Cindy Adair

Yesterday I saw this Boa on a pretty remote part of my farm more than a year after seeing the first one and far from the first’s location.

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I will find the first pictures eventually and try to see if it’s the same snake.

 Hard to describe the size especially coiled up. My hat I tried to use for scale (pun intended) was maybe 10-12 feet away. 

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My best guess is that her widest diameter was 4-5 inches, but no idea of length.

 I chose not to include my hand in the photo and was most appreciative that she was not in the waist high grass I had just walked through.

Very beautiful, but I hope she will pick a general area as her domain and not reproduce wildly like has happened in the Everglades.

 I actually haven’t seen any rats recently so she may be helping with rodent control.

 Much more impressive than being behind glass in a zoo.

Today I saw a baby Boa! 
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However I decided my porch area was not an ideal snake nursery and could intimidate human visitors.
 
I read on the internet that if a Boa bites to spray vinegar to get it to release and I ignored the bite photos, but did get my bottle of vinegar handy just in case.
 
 I texted a neighbor and we were in agreement as to where to release it.  I put my cell phone in my pocket just in case, but this snakelet was was more cute than intimidating. 
You can get an idea as to size from the chain links.
 
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So I gathered a big empty trash can and stick and if you look closely you can see the little snake clearly dwarfed by the size of my now official snake capturing equipment.
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 It was simple and now if I get too many Boas I will be ready for the big ones! 

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1 hour ago, Cindy Adair said:

Yesterday I saw this Boa on a pretty remote part of my farm more than a year after seeing the first one and far from the first’s location.

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I will find the first pictures eventually and try to see if it’s the same snake.

 Hard to describe the size especially coiled up. My hat I tried to use for scale (pun intended) was maybe 10-12 feet away. 

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My best guess is that her widest diameter was 4-5 inches, but no idea of length.

 I chose not to include my hand in the photo and was most appreciative that she was not in the waist high grass I had just walked through.

Very beautiful, but I hope she will pick a general area as her domain and not reproduce wildly like has happened in the Everglades.

 I actually haven’t seen any rats recently so she may be helping with rodent control.

 Much more impressive than being behind glass in a zoo.

Today I saw a baby Boa! 
DSCN4273.thumb.jpg.addbb82714144f18eb6e7
 
However I decided my porch area was not an ideal snake nursery and could intimidate human visitors.
 
I read on the internet that if a Boa bites to spray vinegar to get it to release and I ignored the bite photos, but did get my bottle of vinegar handy just in case.
 
 I texted a neighbor and we were in agreement as to where to release it.  I put my cell phone in my pocket just in case, but this snakelet was was more cute than intimidating. 
You can get an idea as to size from the chain links.
 
DSCN4275.thumb.jpg.2248dbac4148760e1cfc7
 
So I gathered a big empty trash can and stick and if you look closely you can see the little snake clearly dwarfed by the size of my now official snake capturing equipment.
DSCN4274.thumb.jpg.240534493c21159f35094
 
 It was simple and now if I get too many Boas I will be ready for the big ones! 

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Nice family! Cindy, gladly they're not venomous :D

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Daryl

Excellent photos Cindy!

Here is a boring bird photo from my new garden...

Pied Butcher Bird...the builders must be feeding them scraps because they keep hanging around asking for food... :lol:

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Monòver

Wow Cindy, boas in the garden!!!

Thanks for the photos, i love to see wild life in your garden.

Daryl, your photos are amazing!!

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Daryl

Snapped this Noisy Miner getting into the Brachychiton today...

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Cindy Adair

Thank you so much Daryl for the gorgeous photos! Please continue.

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Daryl

Here's one from today...Glossy Black Cockatoo enjoying the Allocasuarina in my new garden...

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Daryl

Female Bronzewing Pidgeon

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Laaz

Does this count? Down the street from my house. These things have gotten very invasive here in the last few years...

 

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My garden's resident Magpie.    Apparently, the Australian magpie has six sub-species, the Maggie pictured was originally called the Black Backed Magpie  (Cracticus tibicen) and is primarily found in South East Qld.

 

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Daryl

Wow Steve, you learn something new every day!

Here is my contribution for today, taken at Andy Green's place

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Cindy Adair

I really enjoy the photos and comments here folks! Thanks so much and please continue!

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tjwalters

Eastern American Toad - Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Bufonidae)
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American Green Treefrog - Hyla cinerea (Hylidae)

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Gray/Cope's Gray Treefrog Complex - Hyla versicolor/chrysoscelis (Hylidae)

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Palmaceae

Here are a couple of my garden visitors!

If you look close in my church bird house is a frog, we call him Pastor Frog :D. We will see him stick his head out looking for his congregation.  Birds don't live in it but at least we have someone living in it.

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Here is one of our famous Cape Coral borrowing owls in our Archontophoenix.

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Another shot near the bananas.

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Dave-Vero

These baby raccoons are about as good as we can get, along with occasional snakes.  

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doranakandawatta

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Kind of colibri ? :D

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steve99

Took this pic of a Kookaburra in my backyard  late today.  Despite an ISO800 setting on my D600 the shutter speed was still slow at 1/15sec at F5.6.  So the original pic was a little soft but it still turned out OK. 

 

 

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doranakandawatta

 I can't tell the name of the bird  but the palm is a Bismarckia. 

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Really full garden

This is a Mot Mot. I actually found it in my kitchen this afternoon.They are abundant in my garden and love to eat Chamaedorea tepejilote seeds.

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JimR

Marvelous photos. Sure beats my possums and raccoons.

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tjwalters

Bog Lygropia - Lygropia rivulalis (Crambidae)

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Grape-leaf Roller - Desmia funeralis or D. maculalis (Crambidae)

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Zigzag Herpetogramma - Herpetogramma thestealis (Crambidae)

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Daryl

Great photos everyone!

 

Now that I have internet at my new place (only took 4 months to get it installed!) I can contribute again...

 

Here is a Eucalypt Tip Wilter on a Coconut leaf

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Saw this Tawny Frogmouth today...not in my garden, but  used to have them at the old place...

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Daryl

Had a few Rosellas hanging about in the garden today...hard birds to photograph...all you have to do is raise your camera and they take off!  Pale headed Rosella and Eastern Rosella...

 

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Earlier today I could hear Blue faced Honeyeaters & noisy miners going crazy in my front yard.  Of course, I've heard them going nuts before, so naturally, I had a good idea what it was all about.  Sure enough, deep amid the fronds of a Dypsis Lutescens was a medium size Carpet Python all curl up in a ball.  I gave the branch a good shake but he wasn't moving.

 

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Daryl

Nice Golden Carpet Snake!

 

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Kim

A pair of Bullock's orioles began constructing a nest in the garden over the weekend.

I noticed a single slender strand hanging from a leaf; by the time I returned with the camera, there were new strands added.

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The next day, considerably more appeared, and I peeked under the leaf to see the beginnings of the woven nest, which will hang down from the leaf.

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I waited for the female to return so I could get a pic, and she became quite agitated upon hearing my camera, and soon slipped away again without adding the latest strand to the nest.  I believe these are fibers from a Washingtonia palm on the street.  I have left her in peace.  My garden is usually very quiet, with water sources and flowers that attract hummingbirds. 

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On January 22, 2017 at 9:19:23 AM, doranakandawatta said:

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Kind of colibri ? :D

It is a Long Billed Sunbird.

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On February 12, 2017 at 3:00:10 PM, doranakandawatta said:

 I can't tell the name of the bird  but the palm is a Bismarckia. 

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This is a  Loten’s Sunbird.

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sur4z

Green parrots rest on their way home

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steve99

 

I took this pic last weekend in the rain.   I threw a few handfuls of bird seed on the back table and this group of Rainbow Lorikeets appeared from nowhere.  

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