Tag: Swamp Wallaby

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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 been following the movements of…

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A Swamp Wallaby Sighting

Since the sad February drowning of the female Swamp Wallaby, I haven’t seen any Wallabies around – until this morning!  This one came up and over the wall of the dam, which it skirted, and then up to the house to feed on a patch of cape weed leaves.  However, it didn’t hang around for long.  Ten minutes after it…

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A Tragic Summer Drowning

On hot Summer days, it gave me great pleasure to see the Swamp Wallabies cooling off in the dam.  They would move slowly through the water, parallel to the shore in the shallows. As they moved their hind legs, the rounded shape of their knees rising and lowering at surface level suggested the motion of a paddle steamer, with those ‘big…

Ripe Apricots

Fruit!

In Australia it’s mid Summer and the fruit is beginning to ripen.  We are not the only ones to notice.  Swamp Wallabies and parrots also have their eye on the crop, and are much faster than we are at taking advantage of ready to eat fruit!  Last year we had bountiful crops that seemed to disappear overnight.   This year,…

Swamp Wallaby Drinking

Swamp Wallaby Drinking

Last Summer on a stinking hot day I photographed a Swamp Wallaby drinking out of the dam in the afternoon.  Usually, being nocturnal, we  only see them at dusk or dawn. Well, another stinking hot day, and another Swamp Wallaby drinking out of the dam in the daylight.  These photographs were taken at around 3:30 pm when the temperature was…

Wet Swamp Wallaby

A wet Swamp Wallaby

The last two days and nights have been wild and woolly with gale force winds and lots of (very welcome) rain.  This Swamp Wallaby had obviously not found much shelter, as it was very wet.  Even in its bedraggled coat, the rich golden fur of the chest and belly looks soft and glowingly warm. The physically heavy build of these…

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Native Pea Flowers

In one vibrant corner of our bush we have Waxlip Orchids, Pink Eyes (coming soon!) and this glorious shrub covered in gold and red flowers.  So many of our native shrubs have flowers of this colour and shape, and my head is spinning from trying to identify this one correctly.  I believe it is probably one of the many Bush-Pea…