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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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