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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 6:52 pm

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Benowie Track, near Hornsby.
He took absolutely zero notice of us. We stayed out of his way.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Tue 05 Jan, 2021 8:13 pm

Lyrebird, running creek track, Kinglake NP.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby commando » Tue 05 Jan, 2021 9:22 pm

Bearded Dragon Parachilna Gorge, SA
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Trundlers » Sun 10 Jan, 2021 2:46 pm

Didn't manage to get a photo, but yesterday we accidentally disturbed 3 roosting Tawny Frogmouths, who were roosting nearly at ground level on a fallen log in the depths of Girraween NP.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sun 31 Jan, 2021 6:56 pm

Mt Sturgeon this morning.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby keithj » Mon 01 Feb, 2021 11:29 am

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Seen on the firetrail between Bellbird Ridge and Sliprail Creek.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby gbagua » Tue 02 Feb, 2021 7:53 am

Dingo. Somewhere in the SE QLD last Sunday. Not going to say where because I don't want the poor animal being chased and killed by trigger happy rangers!

This was his den before it took off when they heard us early in the morning:


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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Thu 18 Feb, 2021 9:43 am

Apologies for the poor quality of the photo as I only had my crappy phone camera with me and the photo subject was a long way up a big tree.

A Wedge Tail Eagle was investigating a Magpie nest and the Magpies were not happy. The Eagle was sitting on top of the nest as it was too big to fit in it. There is a Magpie on a branch above it ready to attack. It hung around for about 5 minutes then gave up and flew off. This is the third time I have seen a Wedge Tail flying around my area in the last 2 weeks.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Saintpaul » Thu 18 Feb, 2021 12:30 pm

At huggets crossing. The only thing we saw all walk
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Thu 18 Feb, 2021 3:39 pm

Saintpaul wrote: The only thing we saw all walk


The vegetation was invisible?
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Timothy Lim » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 8:06 am

While doing Kanangra-Boyd to Kowmung River (don't do it, it's now heavily overgrown and is a distressing bushbash) I believe I saw the blue mountains panther. It was leaping away from me as I bashed through the bush. It was too loud and jumping too high for it to have been a boar or anything. Didn't think it could have actually been a black panther till I saw on google that there have been multiple sightings.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 9:42 am

I know the Kowmung river. But 'Kanagra-Boyd' is a National Park, and I have no idea what TL is talking about.
And I have seen wild pigs in the Kowmung valley quite recently.
As for relying on Google for sightings ... words fail me!

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby JohnnoMcJohnno » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 10:12 am

Timothy Lim wrote:While doing Kanangra-Boyd to Kowmung River (don't do it, it's now heavily overgrown and is a distressing bushbash) I believe I saw the blue mountains panther. It was leaping away from me as I bashed through the bush. It was too loud and jumping too high for it to have been a boar or anything. Didn't think it could have actually been a black panther till I saw on google that there have been multiple sightings.


Any more information on which way you were bush-bashing to the Kowmung? Out of interest I caught something on the trap camera at Dexs Creek in 2014 (lower left hand side). I don't think it is a black panther but it is cat-like.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby JohnnoMcJohnno » Thu 25 Feb, 2021 10:27 am

Not as exciting as a black panther, a black Land Mullet near Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park. The place was swarming with them.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Mon 01 Mar, 2021 10:02 pm

Always a welcome surprise, a 2.5m carpet python leaving the safety of tall dry grasses, fallen foliage & tangled growth...Lockyer NP, Qld.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 6:57 am

He's gorgeous.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Tue 02 Mar, 2021 7:01 am

Ohh, what a beauty.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Mon 08 Mar, 2021 1:37 pm

Kinglake NP.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sat 13 Mar, 2021 2:29 pm

Kinglake NP. Might be a Gecko, not sure, very cute.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hikrazy » Sat 13 Mar, 2021 5:05 pm

This guy was sitting on a gravel road near ada tree.
I walked right over the top of him.Dont text and hike.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hughmac » Sat 13 Mar, 2021 6:22 pm

My daughter informs me that the 'gecko' is a Mountain Dragon.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 6:28 pm

A nice coppery chap at Tower Hill Reserve today, enjoying our last gasp of summer.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Lamont » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 6:56 am

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Lamont » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 6:59 am

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 27 Mar, 2021 4:19 pm

Whilst exploring one of our local urban bushland areas I came across lots of spider webs glistening in the morning sun. Spent most of my time removing webs from my face and body as I was walking. So, so many spiders out with all this rain.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Warin » Thu 22 Apr, 2021 8:38 pm

This one wanted to stay in the sun.

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Almost stepped on it, listening to a podcast. I went off track around it.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 26 Apr, 2021 10:18 am

Little Desert N.P.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 May, 2021 8:27 am

No pic but watched two whales for an hour. Majestical.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby neilmny » Wed 05 May, 2021 10:36 am

Strictly speaking not seen on a walk but this little fella, not much bigger than a grapefruit was alone and bravely searching out a snack of ants.
On the firebreak cut, where we see quite a lot of Echidnas near Silvan Road (Dandenongs).

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 23 May, 2021 7:31 pm

Found a native Bee hive in the end of log.
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