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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Fri 26 Oct, 2018 4:40 pm

Butcherbirds are always okay, tough little things they are.
Saw a nice little Marsh snake in the yard about an hour ago, went to water some seedlings in my best thongs and socks and there was a pretty little snake a couple of feet away.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby norts » Sat 27 Oct, 2018 8:00 am

Last week my wife and I were walking our dog, on the way home walking up the road towards our house a platypus was waddling down the road towards us, he then went off into the bush. no photo , left our phones at home.
We have a dam on our property and he had been in that a couple of weeks ago. There are a few dams around us and I think he must do the rounds.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 1:32 pm

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby peregrinator » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 8:41 pm

north-north-west wrote:My butcherbirds are back!!!! First time I've seen them for months. :)


Very belatedly, I share your joy. Have only been hearing them occasionally from a distance until this evening, when for the first time in a year, a family visited for some water and a few food scraps. Joyous vocalisations ensued (mainly from the birds, with a bit also from the lucky humans present).

I still remembered your post, also from about one year ago, and wondered why there might be a long time between visits. I guess we'll never know, but that's ok.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Tue 15 Jan, 2019 7:22 pm

At the moment we are sharing our backyard with a recently shed, beautiful pea green tree snake...I wondered why the frogs in our pond have been silent over the last couple of nights... :wink:
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Tue 15 Jan, 2019 8:54 pm

ofuros wrote:At the moment we are sharing our backyard with a recently shed, beautiful pea green tree snake...I wondered why the frogs in our pond have been silent over the last couple of nights... :wink:


We'll need a photo of that ;) ;)

Seems both the adult Buff Banded Rails managed to avoid the escaped cat(not mine) and have had two more chicks, they spend a fair bit of time in the yard but are very rarely seen. They were almost black but are now starting to lighten up as their new feathers come through.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Wed 16 Jan, 2019 8:24 am

Hiking Noob wrote:
ofuros wrote:At the moment we are sharing our backyard with a recently shed, beautiful pea green tree snake...I wondered why the frogs in our pond have been silent over the last couple of nights... :wink:


We'll need a photo of that ;) ;)


I'm working on it... :wink:
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Sat 09 Mar, 2019 7:53 am

A few days ago i spied a brown coloured roadrunner looking chick darting around the garden, I hear it chirping occasionally, looks strong & healthy, flutters up to a branch if it has to...reminds me of a Swamphen.

I'll have to get a closer look before the local cats cotton on to a easy meal. :shock:
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 7:07 am

Narrowed it down. Little bit of red around the head area...I think its a Bushturkey chick.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Wed 10 Apr, 2019 8:43 am

ofuros wrote:Narrowed it down. Little bit of red around the head area...I think its a Bushturkey chick.


After lots of turkey lurkey rear end shots...

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sat 20 Apr, 2019 8:10 am

I'm back in the big smoke, not far from Melbourne, so I don't get much wildlife here at all but we do have plenty of birds along the beach 200 meters away.
Anyway, I shot this starling feeding on the neighbour olive tree overflowing onto my side :
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There is a funny story behind this shot.
When we inspected this house , about 4 years ago, there was another couple having a look at it.
The wife remarked that she did not like the place because there were starlings about and they carry diseases.
We were glad they did not make an offer for it.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Sun 30 Jun, 2019 3:47 pm

Unusual visitor, yesterday morning...a nervous Chukar.
Not a native to our shores but nice on the eyes... :wink:

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 11 Sep, 2019 3:26 pm

I don't often have anything to report. But today While I was digging the services trench for the new shed I was visited by a pair of pardalopes. The first in our backyard in may decades If they are nesting in the huge pile of garden soil in the back yard then the pile can stay there until the hatchlings are ready to fly.
Now anybody have any ideas about how to make a nest bx for a tunneling species> Sand packed into PVC plumbing pipe??
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Sat 07 Mar, 2020 3:02 pm

10mins ago, lovely patterned 2.5m carpet python...probably after our Silkie chickens in the backyard... always surprised how strong they are...my hands full, so no pics...my 7yo didn't want a feel " no thanks daddy " :wink:
Released across the road into the bush.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby tas-man » Fri 29 May, 2020 2:16 pm

Spotted our local Southern Brown Bandicoot enjoying the sunshine.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 7:28 pm

Beautiful, mostly green, red beaked Scaly Breasted Lorikeet...gnawing holes in our ripening dragon fruit. Returned 3 days in a row.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Sun 27 Sep, 2020 6:57 am

Purple bloomed Jacarandas, coincide with the return of 'our' Sacred Kingfishers...both so beautiful. 8)
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby tastrax » Sun 27 Sep, 2020 3:55 pm

Moondog55 wrote:I don't often have anything to report. But today While I was digging the services trench for the new shed I was visited by a pair of pardalopes. The first in our backyard in may decades If they are nesting in the huge pile of garden soil in the back yard then the pile can stay there until the hatchlings are ready to fly.
Now anybody have any ideas about how to make a nest bx for a tunneling species> Sand packed into PVC plumbing pipe??
Not the best pictures but it was the camera to hand


They will also nest in boxes Moondog - https://www.wires.org.au/wildlife-info/ ... es-LLS.pdf - Page 24
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sat 17 Oct, 2020 8:12 pm

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Yesterday this pied currawong came to the fence to have a look around.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby commando » Tue 20 Oct, 2020 5:23 pm

And to all those who misunderstand magpies by placing tyrap barbs on their bicycle helmets
that magpies know everyone in their area and can recognise different faces of people and always swoop the haters...
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Tue 17 Nov, 2020 7:52 pm

I talk to the magpies and sometime they talk to me. Never been swooped .
The Pied Currawong came to tap on my window again then waited for me to go out so I could take some photos.
He has lost most of its juvenile plumage
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Sat 05 Dec, 2020 4:11 pm

Super rare one here on an Everlasting-
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Probably shouldn't have compressed that so much.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby GregG » Wed 23 Dec, 2020 12:45 pm

Not an animal/bird/reptile but I found this phasmid at my back door this morning. He/she was a little the worst for wear and I suspect it was blown out of the gum trees in the backyard by the strong south wester that was blowing yesterday. I moved it to a place I thought safet but when I checked later I found that the black ants had decided to mske a meal of it, poor feller. I think it is possibly a tropidoderus childrenii.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby neilmny » Sun 27 Dec, 2020 7:53 am

Yesterday this fellow turned up and spent the afternoon with us.
He/she was not shy at all as we could get within a metre or maybe less but we didn't push it.
In the evening, when he/she decided the front verandah railings was a good spot, the Blackbirds that nest in the Camelias were unimpressed to say the least.
Perhaps he/she is young but it's great when a wild creature is not afraid of you.

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby ofuros » Tue 29 Dec, 2020 2:52 pm

True blue...always good to see one warming itself in a sunny patch.

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Sat 13 Feb, 2021 5:22 pm

Family of four.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Eremophila » Sat 13 Feb, 2021 5:53 pm

Hiking Noob wrote:Family of four.


Lovely!
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby north-north-west » Sun 14 Feb, 2021 6:21 am

Love those birds.

I recently met a large and plump (or possibly pregnant) blue tongue while tidying up a few things in the yard. They're always good to have around.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby johnw » Sun 14 Feb, 2021 9:52 am

Hiking Noob wrote:Family of four.

Gorgeous photo.

north-north-west wrote:I recently met a large and plump (or possibly pregnant) blue tongue while tidying up a few things in the yard. They're always good to have around.

I wish I knew what happened to the friendly one that used to visit my garden until about 18 months ago.
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