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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 10:52 pm

Neo wrote:Nice one H Noob :)


Cheers, this may be frowned upon but I trapped a rat a few hours before I saw the snake so I figured there is no point in wasting it so I gave it to the snake. Didn't take long at all to swallow the thing.

I think I have bandicoots in the backyard again as there are loads of small holes in the lawn and a few poos around the place so the rat trap goes in the roof now, they can't resist Nutella.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Wed 20 Jun, 2018 8:53 am

Bandicoots can't resist Nutella ?
That's nuts.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Wed 20 Jun, 2018 8:19 pm

Franco wrote:Bandicoots can't resist Nutella ?
That's nuts.


No sorry, the rats can't resist Nutella, that was worded somewhat poorly. I got given a pretty large jar as a gift and don't really eat it so I put it on the rat trap and it was a lot more successful than the usual peanut butter.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby neilmny » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 6:15 am

Not quite my backyard but not that far away.........sort of in my extended backyard.
Walking a local Dandenongs track when I spotted a Lyrebird scratching up a feed.
I switched on my video camera as I approached but the battery went flat about 8 metres short of the little fella. :roll:
He didn't seem to care that I was there as I walked right up level with him on the track and only 2 or 3 metres away. All he did was face away from me towards the bush (right of photo).
Rather than cause too much disturbance I kept walking and he promptly turn back and kept scratching up morning tea.
Ive attached a snapshot cropped from the video at the last moment before the battery went flat, but it's complete rubbish unfortunately.

It was a wonderful close encounter but I can't help fearing that if he keeps up the practice of not bolting off into the bush it will lead to his demise.

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby north-north-west » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 10:37 am

That's a gross abuse of Nutella.

The birds have been very social the last week; all the usual suspects (butcherbirds, magpies, miners, kookaburras) plus the first winter visit I've had from galahs and also the first time I've had a currawong peering in through the window while I'm trying to work on the photo files. It seemed to be rather cheesed off at having missed Mag & Butch's breakfast handout.

Plus, both Fluffy and a couple of bandicoots have been making a mess of one of the garden beds. :roll:
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 9:32 am

We have red,scarlet and yellow robins nesting at our place. Very pretty and inquisitive at times (they come to look at me working, maybe it's just the worms they are after...)
One from a couple of days ago :
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Hiking Noob » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 4:32 pm

Franco wrote:We have red,scarlet and yellow robins nesting at our place. Very pretty and inquisitive at times (they come to look at me working, maybe it's just the worms they are after...)
One from a couple of days ago :
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I'd love to have some Robins close to home but I think the Butcher Birds would eat them like they did with the Finches.
Saw this one right next to the car after a short walk 20km from home, not super sharp as it is cropped and shot at 2500ISO.

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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice photo.
I took mine as the light was fading after I had a few of them flying about all afternoon.
(I was moving piles of green rubbish into a ditch) .
That one was the one that got closer to me so I shot him.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Tortoise » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 6:58 pm

Franco wrote:
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That's one of the few things I miss about the mainland. Beautiful birds!
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Graham51 » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 9:03 pm

These were in the tree next to our back verandah last night.
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 9:10 am

I haven't posted a photo of one of my roos for days now, so here is one from yesterday .
This is Ripper (born here...)
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Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 9:16 am

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I liked that owl photo a lot so I had some fun with it.
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Apparently we do have owls here at my place (according to the previous owners) but I haven't identified a single one.
But I am not much of a birdologist anyway.
(Graham, I'll delete the photo if you don't like it).
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