Intermittent Return of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos


While I would love to be able to show you photos of last year’s joey out of the pouch and being independent, I can’t.  After living on our place for just over two years, the female Eastern Grey Kangaroo and her joey disappeared in August 2015, and as far as I have been able to … Continue reading Intermittent Return of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos

Kangaroo Courtship


Over the last three years, I’ve been fortunate to observe some of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo courtship behaviour.   In Winter, a new tiny joey peeks out of its mother’s pouch and the dominant male returns to the mob for a while.   This year, the new tiny pink face appeared toward the end of June. … Continue reading Kangaroo Courtship

Colour Variation in Eastern Grey Kangaroos


Recently, we’ve had four Eastern Grey Kangaroos grazing near the house – our usual female and her joey, a young male and a new female.  All four have slightly differently coloured fur. The new female is especially pale.  I haven’t seen another Eastern Grey this  pale, so I thought it would be interesting to introduce her … Continue reading Colour Variation in Eastern Grey Kangaroos

Out of the pouch, but still suckling


Female kangaroos can have one joey in the pouch and an older, almost independent joey out of the pouch but  still suckling, while an embryo waits, suspended, until the pouch is once again free.  I never tire of seeing the females tending their young.  They are so patient and attentive. Joeys usually vacate the pouch … Continue reading Out of the pouch, but still suckling

Rain and Kangaroos: Is there a link?


Just as the rain has been sparse, so have the kangaroos.  Since Christmas, I think I can count on one hand the number of kangaroos I’ve seen here.  Those that visit just seem to spend one night, and then disappear for weeks.  It has been very dry, which means most of the grass is brown … Continue reading Rain and Kangaroos: Is there a link?

Gallery: Young Joey Practices Wrestling with Mum


A short time ago I posted photographs of a young joey jumping all over its mother.  Well, this time the kangaroos were right in front of the house and the joey was quite aggressive – kicking the female kangaroo in the head and torso, as well as apparently drawing blood.  I guess this is what … Continue reading Gallery: Young Joey Practices Wrestling with Mum

Three Young Males: Coming home?


As if in answer to my question ‘What happened to Junior’,  three young male Eastern Grey Kangaroos wandered through the property two nights ago.  Comparing photographs, I think one of them was ‘Junior’ the elder of the two joeys our resident female kangaroo raised here.  While I can’t be 100% sure it’s him, the light … Continue reading Three Young Males: Coming home?

Marsupial Spring


I was so focused on the ducks this morning that I wasn’t even looking for marsupials –  kangaroos or wallabies.  Then something fast-moving and small caught my attention.  The camera was already out and active taking photographs of ducklings, so for once I was prepared for a spontaneous joey run!  Yes, for those who have … Continue reading Marsupial Spring

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joey: Jumping on Mum


As promised in my previous kangaroo post, here are the photographs of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey – delayed slightly while I was hunting for Sun Orchids. This young joey still spends most of the day in its mother’s pouch.  So, when the joey climbs out for five minutes of exercise, it is still experiencing the … Continue reading Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joey: Jumping on Mum

A New Mob: Ructions in the Ranks


I’m not sure what is happening in the Kangaroo world, but we’ve had quite a bit of change lately, with a new mob showing up on occasion.  For more than a year, we have had a fairly stable population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos, with rarely more than three here at a time.  Mostly, this has … Continue reading A New Mob: Ructions in the Ranks

Our Eastern Grey Kangaroos are Back


My last post on the Kangaroos was in June, when it looked like the young joey was going to emerge from the pouch for the first time.  However, from that moment, the kangaroos kept their distance from the house.  Then, late in July they left the property.  One morning, a different mob of five kangaroos arrived, … Continue reading Our Eastern Grey Kangaroos are Back

Two Joeys: An Update


Almost one month ago, I posted a photograph of a new pink joey’s face peeking out of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo pouch, with the promise of better  photographs to come.  Then the kangaroos disappeared for three and a bit weeks.  My guess is that the female sought out a more protected location for the first few … Continue reading Two Joeys: An Update