Although possums are always around here we often don’t see them but recently I’ve spotted some.
Last night two were sitting nicely together on a Gum Tree branch.
This morning two were snuggled up in a hollow branch.
A while later it seemed that one had been booted out of bed.
It hung there for ages and I was concerned it might actually have been stuck on some of the broken branch. There was nothing I could do so I stopped watching, I’ve checked it now and a fluffy backside is just visible in the hollow.
I wonder if they’ll be cuddling on a branch tonight.
It’s been cold for weeks and I haven’t seen many animals around. This morning I had a lovely surprise when a flock of Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos decided to stop for a while in some trees on our place.
Yesterday Pardalotes were flitting high in the trees so a struggle to get a decent photo.
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Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Not a female showing off her bling, I think it’s a feather mutation.
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo showing its tail feathers.
I haven’t had much luck this week capturing photos of what’s been around so I decided to give this week a miss. Until early this evening.
When my husband went up the driveway to our rubbish bins he spotted a little possum lying at the foot of a tree with two Tawny Frogmouths up above, no other possum in sight.
It was rescue time.
This is the first Ringtail we’ve seen with such dark colouring, its back looked black and it actually had a tawny red tail. The only ones we’ve seen before had white at the end of the tail but the Vet said these are fairly common.
When I left her at the Surgery she was snuggled down inside an employee’s jumper.