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The Honeyeater Garden

I’ve mentioned our new honeyeater garden in a few recent posts, so I thought I would tell you a little more about it. The idea began approximately a year ago, when I noticed that all of the flowering plants in our garden were not visible from inside the house. […]

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Crimson Rosella Bathing

Crimson Rosella have claimed the water feature we placed in the middle of our new garden. They use it to bathe in each morning, and it has become their source of drinking water as well. The water feature is the centre of a new garden we are  planting, […]

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Do Magpies Play?

I often see Sulphur Crested Cockatoos at play, but Magpies always seem so serious in searching for food or defending territory.  Even when  caroling, they seem to scan their surrounds, just checking to make sure everything is as it should be.  Lately, I’ve witnessed a young Magpie engaged […]

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Eastern Long-necked Turtle

At long last I have seen the Eastern Long-necked Turtles in our dam.  We were told they were in there when we bought the property, but they have proved to be very shy creatures.  On a couple of occasions we’ve glimpsed them for a split second.  Until now, […]

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Austral Brooklime (Gratiola peruviana)

Investigating the species of plants which are naturally re-vegetating the dam bank, I was pleased to discover that the most plentiful plant is a native species:  Austral Brooklime.  The seeds of this plant are apparently long-lived and can remain dormant in soil until the right conditions occur. The […]

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Little Pied Cormorant

Over the Summer months, we often have Cormorants fishing in our dam – this week it has been the Little Pied Cormorant.  Previously, I’ve photographed a Darter, and a  Great Cormorant, but for some reason, the Little Pied Cormorant has not been added to my A – Z Species list  […]

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