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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 23 Dec, 2022 10:35 am

Spotted these Owl chicks this morning. This hollow had been used by Corellas previously but I didn't see them this year. Now I know why.
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Also found another native Bee hive.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Fri 23 Dec, 2022 12:58 pm

Spotted these Owl chicks this morning.
I LIKE!

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Stamina » Fri 23 Dec, 2022 8:22 pm

Lovely picture!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hiking Noob » Fri 27 Jan, 2023 8:23 pm

Red Belly, Fantail.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 01 Mar, 2023 12:22 pm

Another Red Belly. So many snakes the last couple of years.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 24 Mar, 2023 11:25 am

Only had my shoe-phone so this is the best I could do. Square Tailed Kite sitting high in a tree.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 03 Apr, 2023 1:56 pm

Couple of Tawny Frogmouth sitting in a tree this morning.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Joe J » Mon 03 Apr, 2023 3:00 pm

An endangered Alpine Stonefly.
Walking down one of the Tawonga huts last weekend.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 01 May, 2023 4:13 pm

Female Gang-gang Cockatoo. Not a good shot as it kept flying from tree to tree. I just pointed my camera and clicked. Spotted the male about 5 minutes later but he was a long way up another tree and took off shortly after being spotted.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Tue 02 May, 2023 3:13 pm

No photos I am afraid, but so far we have (carefully) evicted NINE (9) antechinus from our house. Electronic trap (MYOG), live eviction into bush.
We would not mind so much but they do poo everywheren and piddle as well.
And one of them chewed a hole in a sleeping bag: very naughty. I repaired.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Thu 04 May, 2023 7:34 pm

Managed to get a snap of the male Gang-gang today. There was also a juvenile in the same tree but it was deep in and I could barely see it let alone get a photo. I'm assuming that the female who flew away and this male are the juveniles parents.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 12 Jun, 2023 12:28 pm

Not sure if there is an issue with this Koala's left eye. It was closed in both photos.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 12 Jun, 2023 3:33 pm

Good news. I managed to find this Koala again. Left eye looks fine. Even better news, can you see the lump tucked away under her leg. It's a joey. The joey looked very young so it may have only just started to emerge from the pouch.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Mon 12 Jun, 2023 3:57 pm

Good one Michael. Nice to see our local koalas doing well, still yet to spot one though :roll:.
I was in the bush yesterday on a volunteer trip in the lower Blueys, at a location where koalas are known to be.
Managed to find some marked trees but that was all.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 17 Jun, 2023 4:13 pm

Patience pays off.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 17 Jun, 2023 5:27 pm

I'm trying to identify a critter seen on my last little ramble. Not a rat, but maybe the size of a small rat - smaller than a potoroo anyway - tail short or not obvious, ground dwelling, sort of four-legged hop style of locomotion (lift front paws off ground, push off with rear, land on front paws, lift rear paws, bring them forward, ground back paws and repeat). No photos because they were fleeting encounters, but there is obviously a healthy population spread around the area.

ETA: after a certain amount of searching my GoogleFu has come up with White-footed dunnart Sminthopsis leucopus although it would have to have been a large one; there's certainly nothing else that fits. It's also a new one on me as I didn't even know we had dunnarts in Tassie. Neat.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby keithj » Fri 30 Jun, 2023 6:58 pm

Got close to a marmot on slopes of Mont Blanc.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 01 Jul, 2023 2:43 pm

Out for a local walk this morning. Observed these two about 1-2km apart. Very lucky to see two in one walk.
Koala #1. Young female.
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Koala #2. Young male.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 21 Jul, 2023 3:38 pm

Some time back I posted a photo of two Boobook Owl chicks. I have walked past the hollow they were in recently and noticed a number of smaller birds dive-bombing the entrance. Finally was able to work out why they were dive-bombing, the Boobooks are back. Looks like an adult in the following photo.
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And who doesn't love an owl. Spotted this Powerful Owl today. He watched me intently as I tried to get as close as possible. They are so much bigger when you see them in real life.
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Spooky shot.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 21 Aug, 2023 7:41 pm

It's that time of year. Cocky checking out a hollow.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby walk2wineries » Thu 31 Aug, 2023 3:40 pm

Yuck. Brown snake - (yes, probably pseudonaja) near Alice Springs Telegraph station. Bright sunny freezing- everything that should have kept it undercover instead of sharing the path with me.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 02 Sep, 2023 6:09 pm

Nesting time again.
Noisy Miners nesting near the roof gutter. Much 'Uber Eats' activity by parents. Nest is now empty. Success!

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Tyreless » Sun 01 Oct, 2023 4:23 pm

Two diamond pythons next to the Hawkesbury River near Flint and Steel Beach, West Head. The tide was rising but they weren’t moving yet.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby eggs » Mon 02 Oct, 2023 5:34 pm

Saw this one today with my new camera - anyone know what it might be called?

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Mon 02 Oct, 2023 7:21 pm

I might have one on the window sill ;)
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Mon 02 Oct, 2023 7:22 pm

Hmm double post so to the post below, huh really?!. Probs seen those...
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby eggs » Mon 02 Oct, 2023 7:31 pm

Its not a normal fly - they hover out in the forest
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 03 Oct, 2023 12:13 am

eggs wrote:Its not a normal fly - they hover out in the forest

Might be a hover fly?
https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/hover-flies/
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Thu 12 Oct, 2023 7:29 pm

A wildlife question, what kind of glider would be about the size of a squirrel? Bigger than sugar gliders. Saw a silhouette land the climb higher in a large coastal gumtree on the Sunshine Coast...
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby L_Cham_67 » Wed 25 Oct, 2023 4:33 pm

Spotted at the Bunya Mountains NP in QLD.

Not sure if it's an eastern bearded dragon or a water dragon (or something else perhaps). Someone else may be able to identify.
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