These are the wildlife visitors and residents I’ve managed to snap this month. As usual I’m frustrated by “the ones that got away”. Maybe next time!
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Hot weather brought out this possum in daylight.
This Koala seemed unhappy in the heat.
Young Tawny Frogmouth
Red Wattlebird enjoying the sprinkler
Sneaky little Silvereye
Bee in Cucumber flower
Blue-banded Bee in Hollyhock flower
Cabbage White butterfly on Lantana
A couple of Lesser Wanderers
Meadow Argus Butterfly
Mud Dauber Wasp collecting mud
Southern Grass Dart
Southern Old-Lady Moth
Tiny wasp looking for a nest site
Creepy, Crawly, Slimy or Scary
Earwig guarding eggs
Frog on a window
Water Boatman dining
I was cutting out some Ivy today at an Adelaide city townhouse less than 100 metres from what will be a racetrack on the weekend. I was startled when something flew out of the Ivy and past my face but I’ve a feeling that will be minor compared with the Owl’s experience when the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars start roaring along East Terrace in 4 days time.
My submission for the Macro Moments Challenge this week is a photo of a Slater or Woodlouse shedding its old skin.
Maybe not quite what was intended for this week’s theme but I think the moth’s colouring is definitely a good match for the tree bark.
This week’s theme is, “baby animal” and I’ve had to revert to my archives because we’re past the season for babies now. This photo is of a chick we watched hatch in an incubator.
It was taken with my Canon 350D.
I was hoping to get up close to a little Silvereye for this week’s challenge of “bird” but they wouldn’t cooperate so it’s a Tawny Frogmouth instead.
Just a shadow of the real thing.