Lately we’ve had a lovely new visitor to our backyard which inspired me to post some images.
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The rainwater tank provided a nice cool shelter from the hot weather.
Blue-tongue Lizard coming out from under the rainwater tank.
It enjoyed the strawberry I offered.
Amazing texture on its blue tongue.
New Holland Honeyeater on an Agapanthus flower.
Painted Gecko – a night time visitor.
We had some lovely sunny days and the lizards became active, I’m sure the Kookaburras were pleased.
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Blue-tongue Lizard in the garden
Blue-tongue Lizard up close
Young Kookaburra expecting food from Dad.
Koala drinking from our pond
Young Koala near our house
Red-browed Finch at a local park
Phone photo of Spoonbills at Oaklands Wetlands
Water Skink -Frank Smith Dam
Water Sink – Frank Smith Dam
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Here in South Australia it feels as though Winter has already arrived and not gently. Today was cold, for us, I only saw one bee at work!
Centipede -it was in wood we were taking out of the back of the car
Adelaide Rosella -male, feeding in a Cotoneaster shrub
Young Australian Magpie
Adelaide Rosella -female
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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.
Star of the Week, Ringtail Possum
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.
Check out my teeth!
I’m all ears.
Redback Spider and egg case
We heard a Koala calling last night but couldn’t see one anywhere this morning then late this afternoon I spotted one and it posed for me.
Sitting here writing this post I heard Rosellas squabbling so had to investigate.
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike
Creatures that I’ve been able to photograph this week. So many little birds tease me and flit away before I can get a decent photo.
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Blue-banded Bee and European Honey Bee
Baby Barking Gecko
Family of Crested Pigeons chilling on the TV antenna
Australia’s smallest bird, a Weebill.