Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Whose egg is this?

We found this egg down the drive and think – but are not sure – that it might be a lapwing's/plover's.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Tawny Frogmouth, Melbourne VIC

These beautiful photos of a Tawny Frogmouth and her fledgings courtesy of Andrea Hylands.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Simple Pleasures – Mt Samaria, Victoria

Taken on Alan's phone late October. Listen to the birds and flies, as well as the sound of the fire. Simple pleasures.


Friday, 3 April 2015

Young Echidna

We had a visitor this week. Alan was watering the plants and didn't realise this young echidna was there. He didn't seem fazed by it and soon dried out.

In case you're wondering about the difference between echidnas and porcupines: www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-porcupine-and-vs-echidna

Saturday, 6 December 2014

UPDATE: Superb Fairy Wren Nestlings

Great news: The wren babies have fledged. Sadly we missed the event, but it's wonderful to see them bopping around with their tiny stumps of tails. Some of these photos aren't the clearest, but with them growing so quickly, there were no second chances.


DAY 9 Dad feeding the kids

DAY 10 Hungry mouths

 DAY 11 Leaving home day

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Superb Fairy Wren Nestlings

We have a Superb Fairy Wren nesting in a tub of rolled up gutter guard atop the workbench in our carport. Before the wren laid her eggs, Alan constructed a wire net over the lot that allows the fairy wren easy access and egress, but will keep – fingers crossed – the big birds at bay. The fairy wren is now the proud mother to triplets!

The triplets are now a week old

Day 4
Day 3
Day 1

Location of nest

You’ll notice she incorporated a corner of a plastic bag in her nest. We’re too scared to move anything in case we disturb the nest.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wallaby with Brown-headed Honeyeater, Mt Samaria State Park VIC

Brown-headed honeyeater plucking wallaby's fur for nest

The Brown-headed Honeyeater is quite common around these parts. It collects fur from animals to line its nest and one can be seen on the flank of this old swamp wallaby. She did not seem to mind the bird plucking fur from her.