Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby deadwood » Sat 20 Aug, 2022 8:05 pm

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Yellow tail

Always walk quietly and carry a long lens.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Aug, 2022 8:13 am

That's a lovely shot. Takes more than just a long lens to get something like that.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby gbagua » Mon 22 Aug, 2022 1:53 pm

Spotted a *barn owl 5km before arriving at Boonah travelling from Mt. Barney NP. It was on the centre line and stayed still even when I drove past it! It wasn't concerned at all about a car coming. Insane. Probably a very intelligent bird being able to detect if danger was coming from my driving.

Note: I would have slowed down to 20km/h or stoped if necessary. I was driving below the speed limit anyway but didn't notice the bird until it was just 5m away from the car.

*https://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/barn-owl
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 23 Aug, 2022 9:31 am

Saw lots of Kangaroo scat while I was out for a walk yesterday, then I spotted this one (left of middle in photo). Tried to get closer but this one and another that was hidden by the scrub took off.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Wed 24 Aug, 2022 12:22 pm

michael_p wrote:Saw lots of Kangaroo scat while I was out for a walk yesterday, then I spotted this one (left of middle in photo). Tried to get closer but this one and another that was hidden by the scrub took off.

Yes I frequently hear them when walking near home, thumping off into the bush on my approach but rarely catch even a fleeting glimpse.
Usually scares the crap out of me because you're unaware of their presence until the commotion starts. Some of them are very heavy footed/tailed :).
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 29 Aug, 2022 6:01 pm

It's bower time.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Thu 01 Sep, 2022 4:33 pm

This guy found the all you can eat buffet. In the end of that log is a native Bee hive. Lots of Bees buzzing around, would have been easy pickings.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 16 Sep, 2022 4:48 pm

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) burrow.
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Managed to get a photo of one of the Pardalotes coming out of the burrow.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregR » Sat 17 Sep, 2022 9:55 pm

Just had another wander along the Light to Light walk near Eden.

Whale s with calves inshore and the usual Monitors prowling the Saltwater Creek Campground.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 21 Sep, 2022 8:38 pm

Currently listening to a Boobook Owl in the bush near home.
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