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

 

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Kookaburra?

John Case

Brentwood CA

Owner and curator of Hana Keu Garden

USDA Zone 9b more or less, Sunset Zone 14 in winter 9 in summer

"Its always exciting the first time you save the world. Its a real thrill!"

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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.

I came. I saw. I purchased

 

 

27.35 south.

Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.

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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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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. 

DSCN4270.thumb.jpg.3c8a97da9cab0e85d7439

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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Philippe

 

Jungle Paradise in Sri Lanka

 

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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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Gold Coast, Queensland Latitude 28S. Mild, Humid Subtropical climate. Rainfall - not consistent enough!

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

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

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Female Bronzewing Pidgeon

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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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Wow Steve, you learn something new every day!

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

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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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Tom

Bowie, Maryland, USA - USDA z7a
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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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Lived in Cape Coral, Miami, Orlando and St. Petersburg Florida.

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

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Fla. climate center: 100-119 days>85 F
USDA 1990 hardiness zone 9B
Current USDA hardiness zone 10a
4 km inland from Indian River; 27º N (equivalent to Brisbane)

Central Orlando's urban heat island may be warmer than us

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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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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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El Oasis - beach garden, distinct wet/dry season ,year round 20-38c

Las Heliconias - jungle garden ,800m elevation,150+ inches rainfall, year round 15-28c

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Marvelous photos. Sure beats my possums and raccoons.

Jim Robinson

Growing in:

San Antonio, TX Z9a

Key Allegro, TX Z10a

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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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Bowie, Maryland, USA - USDA z7a
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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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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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Nice Golden Carpet Snake!

 

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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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Between the beach and the bays, Point Loma, San Diego, California USA
and on a 300 year-old lava flow, Pahoa, Hawaii, 1/4 mile from the 2018 flow
All characters  in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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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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El Oasis - beach garden, distinct wet/dry season ,year round 20-38c

Las Heliconias - jungle garden ,800m elevation,150+ inches rainfall, year round 15-28c

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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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El Oasis - beach garden, distinct wet/dry season ,year round 20-38c

Las Heliconias - jungle garden ,800m elevation,150+ inches rainfall, year round 15-28c

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Green parrots rest on their way home

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That doesn't happen there / So when you run make sure you run / To something and not away from

Cause lies don't need an aero plane / To chase you anywhere

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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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