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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

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

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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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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 08 Oct, 2022 10:11 am

I was a little surprised to see a snake this morning. Thought it might still be a bit cold for them. This one was curled up nicely just off to the side of a fire trail. I didn't hang around as its tongue was flicking in the air so it knew something was nearby.
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And then not much further on I spotted two Swamp Wallabies bounding through the scrub. Top morning walk.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby grunter » Tue 11 Oct, 2022 1:44 pm

Copperhead #1 Overland Track near Narcissus Hut. Saw 2 in 10 mins.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby grunter » Tue 11 Oct, 2022 1:46 pm

Crayfish near Windy (F)Ridge Overland Track
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby icemancometh » Wed 12 Oct, 2022 5:58 pm

About 100 roos on the Aussie Alps track
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby calliejane24 » Fri 14 Oct, 2022 3:21 pm

north-north-west wrote:Could be pale-yellow robin Tregellasia capita

There is a population in coastal zones from SE Qld to Mid North NSW. I've only ever seen them once, in the Binna Burra area.


Ecologist here - it's an Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 19 Oct, 2022 4:45 pm

Never ceases to amaze me how tame the King Parrots are around my area. Walked right past these two and they didn't even blink.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 08 Nov, 2022 5:22 pm

Walking through some local urban bushland and encountered this Echidna. Never expected to see one of these in this area. Tried to get a bit closer but it took off like a rocket, they can run fast when they have to.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby keithj » Tue 08 Nov, 2022 5:57 pm

Bluetongue encountered on Golden Staircase.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Tyreless » Tue 08 Nov, 2022 6:58 pm

Snap! Bluetongue guarding Bruces Walk near Govetts Creek on Sunday.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Tue 08 Nov, 2022 7:33 pm

I think they are different:
1st one looks like a Common Bluetongue(Tiliqua scincoides)
2nd one looks like a Blotched Bluetongue(Tiliqua nigrolutea)

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Tyreless » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 5:28 am

rcaffin wrote:I think they are different:
1st one looks like a Common Bluetongue(Tiliqua scincoides)
2nd one looks like a Blotched Bluetongue(Tiliqua nigrolutea)

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That's interesting - I'm sure you are right. Until today I didn't know there was more than one type of bluetongue. The Australian Museum calls the T. scincoides an Eastern Blue-tongue. Learn something every day. They both have the same facial expression, ie: they look like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 5:50 am

Tyreless wrote: They both have the same facial expression, ie: they look like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed.


All Bluetongues look like that all the time. My spirit animal.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 18 Nov, 2022 4:14 pm

Couple of ducks from today's walk down to the river.
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Been watching this hollow as I noticed movement in it a few weeks back. Nicely rewarded today.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Fri 18 Nov, 2022 5:08 pm

No photos, but we have Mummy & Daddy Magpies with no less than THREE babies running around - second year running. Must drive them frazzled.
Australian Wood Duck pair. We have a population on the dam.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 19 Nov, 2022 2:46 pm

rcaffin wrote:No photos, but we have Mummy & Daddy Magpies with no less than THREE babies running around - second year running. Must drive them frazzled.


One of my local pair also have three young ones, and the parents are rapidly running out of patience with them.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 19 Nov, 2022 3:38 pm

Yeah, teenagers do that to parents .

Oh - do you mean magpies?

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 19 Nov, 2022 4:18 pm

I spend a lot more time with the maggies than with people. Especially locals.
But these ones are at the teenager-equivalent stage. Mum & dad started early this year.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby keithj » Tue 22 Nov, 2022 10:24 am

Grey Butcherbird in Upper Blue Mtns.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Warin » Sat 26 Nov, 2022 12:04 pm

Heard this fellow rustling around, stopped and waited, less than 5 minutes and it hurried across the path to continue rummaging for food in the leaves. Was not too worried by my quite and more or less stationary presence. Photo from old S7 phone.
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Frogmouths

Postby rcaffin » Tue 13 Dec, 2022 7:12 pm

Some of you may remember my posting some pictures last year of our resident Tawny Frogmouths, nesting next to the house in our Red Cedar (planted) tree (two years running). They had two chicks. There was Big Brother and Fluff Ball.

They did not nest in the same Red Cedar this year, so we did not know where they were.
But they are back!
Chicks are half-grown already. They are roosting in a Bloodwood outside our living room today.
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Parent is pretending to sleep (or ignore us), but chicks are openly curious - even in the middle of the day. Maybe they are still being fed?

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