Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

For topics unrelated to bush walking or to the forums.

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.
Hiking Noob
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:11 pm
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

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.
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

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.
Hiking Noob
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:11 pm
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

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.

Lyrebird 190618.jpg
Lyrebird photo complete with sun spot
Lyrebird 190618.jpg (90.84 KiB) Viewed 1424 times
Last edited by neilmny on Thu 21 Jun, 2018 1:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
neilmny
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2267
Joined: Fri 03 Aug, 2012 11:19 am
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

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."
User avatar
north-north-west
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 10439
Joined: Thu 14 May, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: The Asylum
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Social Misfits Anonymous
Region: Tasmania

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 :
yellow robin 16618.jpg
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

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 :
The attachment yellow robin 16618.jpg is no longer available


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.

_20180623_161943.JPG
Hiking Noob
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:11 pm
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

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.
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

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

Franco wrote:
yellow robin 16618.jpg

That's one of the few things I miss about the mainland. Beautiful birds!
User avatar
Tortoise
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 3348
Joined: Sat 28 Jan, 2012 9:31 pm
Location: NW Tasmania
Region: Tasmania
Gender: Female

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.
Attachments
001 (Custom).JPG
001 (Custom).JPG (72.98 KiB) Viewed 1166 times
002 (Custom).JPG
002 (Custom).JPG (68.4 KiB) Viewed 1166 times
002 (Custom).JPG
002 (Custom).JPG (52.35 KiB) Viewed 1166 times
User avatar
Graham51
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2530
Joined: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 7:19 pm
Region: Tasmania
Gender: Male

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...)
Hello-Ripper.jpg
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

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

002 %28Custom%29.JPG
002 %28Custom%29.JPG (68.4 KiB) Viewed 1002 times

I liked that owl photo a lot so I had some fun with it.
2.jpg
2.jpg (185.49 KiB) Viewed 1002 times

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).
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby drewmac » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 9:04 am

Awhile back.

7ft plus python in the chook shed when I cleared the eggs out in the morning.
Snake bloke found it a new home in some bushland.
Reckoned it was 30-40 years old and very healthy
I watched it take 2 rats the night before off the fence.

ssssnaaake.jpg
ssssnaaake.jpg (235.84 KiB) Viewed 314 times
___________________________________________
Drew
drewmac
Nothofagus gunnii
Nothofagus gunnii
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue 10 Jun, 2014 12:32 pm
Region: Queensland
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby north-north-west » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 1:32 pm

If the snake is clearly out the rats, I'd let it be.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
User avatar
north-north-west
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 10439
Joined: Thu 14 May, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: The Asylum
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Social Misfits Anonymous
Region: Tasmania

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 10:01 am

Charlie with her new joey. When we first moved here, Charlie looked just like that inside her mother's pouch doing the rounds exactly like Charlie does now.
CH-3.jpg
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 10:05 am

And another eagle shot, from a few days ago :
Eagle 050818.jpg

after almost 3 years here we have sold the place and going back to Altona because of some (minor) health problems my wife has.
Yesterday as we were showing the property again to the new owners, this eagle flew overhead.
Nice touch.
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby Franco » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 8:43 am

Yesterday cutting down a tree for a neighbour we found a ringtail possum nesting on it.
It was too late by the time we realised that but the possum got away and there were no babies in the nest.
The tree was in an area that used to be part of my land so i still call that my backyard...
Ringtail-possum-130818.jpg
Franco
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 6:48 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Tarptent
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby phan_TOM » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 11:27 am

The other week I finally got around to putting together and mounting the Eastern Rosella bird box I got for xmas.

I'd been putting it off but was prompted into action by hearing on the radio that all sorts of wildlife have started nesting early due to the warmer than average weather we're experiencing.

i almost couldn't believe it when this couple came down the very next day and had a quite thorough inspection. They have been back frequently since so I'm hoping we get some babies this year.

Best present ever.

Eastern-Rosellas.jpg
Eastern-Rosellas.jpg (132.5 KiB) Viewed 165 times
ALWAYS be yourself.
Unless you can be outside, then ALWAYS be outside.
User avatar
phan_TOM
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 661
Joined: Sat 21 Aug, 2010 5:27 pm
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Native Animals /Birds/Reptiles in you backyard

Postby peregrinator » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 11:32 am

This University of Tasmania survey of wildlife in Hobart backyards may be of interest to some:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQWPVDK

There is a possibility that you might get a camera installed in your backyard for a month.
peregrinator
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 893
Joined: Fri 15 Apr, 2011 2:50 pm
Region: Victoria

Previous

Return to Between Bushwalks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests