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Australian Bush

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by David H, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    So true, Grant! The amount of people that have made comment on there being no drought because of how green it is... our water tanks are a good indication of much needed rainfall.
     
  2. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he should be reminded that the land where his house is built used to belong to the wildlife before someone decided to nick it for themselves,
    beside that,a bit bird sh###t on their concrete is a small price to pay for the pleasure of seeing these birds. Sadly we will not be the ones to suffer from the loss or extinction of some species but more like our {i know weve all heard it before } future generations , so i try to do my bit in my little plot ,with some success i think.
     
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  3. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Chrissy like most city living people we do tend to take the water issue for granted, sometimes we need to be reminded how tough it is for country folk in times of low rainfall or drought. But maybe there is light at the end of that tunnel when a little one like Gracie can look at a bird and say she is going to have a good day. thats so cool.
     
  4. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    I’m very proud that my two take such good care of nature and appreciate it Chris. :)
     
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  5. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Echidna wandered thru the garage yesterday then meandered down towards the river. Resident Blue tongue was enjoying the sun out the back. Have to love it!
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Al, your post just read and I've been meaning to post this picture from Saturday ...... walked down the back of the house and saw nothing and on the way back here he is on the coping checking out the pool ..... warning to him DON'T fall in :eek:.
    He's the 3rd bluey (have seen a couple more than once but this one is young) we have now seen in these digs ;)

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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Their cr@p never worried me - trust me their cr@p is BIG :eek:

    I even had them coming up just after dark to the fence near the pergola while I was cooking the BBQ and lights on :p ...... didn't hear them arrive but saw them leave and once again no sound from their wings - absolutely magic ;)
     
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  8. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    With some well intentioned help from mum and dad no doubt.
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Top stuff Bert.if they suddenly started to laugh at that close range you would have had a heart attack ,:eek::eek::eek:. We used to get quite a few shingle backs but since the next door neighbour started to rebuild his house 10 years ago{ yes 10 years } and still hasn,t finished we dont see them any more . oh well maybe one day they will come back.
     
  10. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Thats great stuff Alpal, is this the first time or is a regular occurance .
     
  11. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    At our Phillip Island house, Willow has "pointed" at an echidna she scared up in the neighbour's yard previously.
    Grand Final day, she was very interested in our side fence.

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    Went to see what had her attention.
    Brains not the dog's strong point.

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    Put the little criminal inside and barricaded the fence until our spikey friend moved on.

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    Great to see them around.
     
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  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  13. drivesafe

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    Our back veranda is a zoo at times.

    About 10 years ago we started feeding bread to some birds during one of the many dry times we get.

    We were surprised when a couple of kookaburras started coming and eating the bread.

    We were to find out that they only do this when they are starved and we also found out that bread is the worst food you can feed any native animal or bird.

    Anyway, over the years we have built up quite a zoo, both day and night.

    During the day we get all types of birds, both seed and meat eater like the following.

    Kookaburras
    Magpies.
    Currawongs.
    Mountain Parrots.
    Galars.
    Corellas.
    Cockatoos ( which we drive away )
    Rainbow Lorikeets ( which we drive away )
    Grey Butcher Birds
    Pied Butcher Birds ( which we drive away )
    Yellow Rozellas.
    Up to 5 Bush Turkeys ( which we drive away )
    A number of ducks, both domestic and wild.
    and the occasional chook

    Plus one or two Pythons

    At night we feed up to 5 possums, a couple of Bandicoots and a few Marsupial mice and again the same one or two Pythons

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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    That’s brilliant pic of the kookies
     
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  15. drivesafe

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    Sorry about the quality but here is one of Monty just hanging around, waiting for tea to walk passed.

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  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Clever possum brings is own bowl:p:D. Like the photos thanks
     
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  17. Grantus

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    Took the mower out today, for the first time this spring, and mowed the semi watered bit of the block.

    Really shows how dry, and in drought we actually are. :confused:

    Mowing season here for the whole block on a good year, starts early Sept and doesn’t stop till April, or even May.

    On an average year, starts around Sept, and not needed in February.

    This year, the other bits could just do with a quick hit, but nothing like last year, or the year before, (weekly hits)......:(
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Went over the fence today, to add some tree trimmings to the burn pile, but was a little hesitant about exiting the vehicle in a hurry.

    Seems the burn pile has a bit of a deadly tenant of late. o_O

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  19. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    With the mouth open like that wise move:)
     
  20. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    That time of the year. Carol saw a brown down by the dam last week. Just wanted to be left alone.
     

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