The Laughing Dove, or Senegal Turtledove, is not a native of Australia. It is, in fact, native to Africa and India. Apparently, back in 1898, Perth Zoo released a number of pairs into the wild. Given the natural catastrophes, caused by the introduction of other non-indiginous species into the Australian continent, one has to ask ….… Continue reading Nesting
BBC News – Should cats be culled to stop extinctions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47721807 Yes, yes, yes !!! An unequivocal YES !!! Then come round to my home area and cull the pet cat population too. Perhaps then, some of the local wildlife will recover their numbers.
Took a trip out to Serpentine Dam and had lunch at the Cafe on the Dam. Here are a few of the locals who joined us for lunch ……
Bin Chicken / Tip Turkey / Dump Duck. These are all local names for the ubiquitous Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) Apparently the Bin Chicken is widespread across much of Australia. It has predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long down curved bill and black legs. These birds are the subject of a… Continue reading Bin Chicken / Tip Turkey
The month of June is quite often referred to as “Flaming June”. Depending on the weather this can be either a positive description or a negative one. This year I believe this description would be delivered as a positive. The weather has been predominantly good, much to the benefit of the roses. Here are a… Continue reading Flaming June
Over the last few weeks I have loaded up two of my bird feeders with around 2 kilos of sunflower hearts. One feeder has a stainless steel mesh and is mainly frequented by the various members of the tit family. Supplemented by the occasional visits of a pair of Nuthatches and Robins. And today we… Continue reading Yet Another Squirrel Picture
You can tell that the weather is warming up. The ants get busy and then along comes this great little guy…. This very smart bird is a European Green Woodpecker, Picus viridis. He and his pals visit our front garden fairly frequently since we seem to have more than our fair share of ant nests. This… Continue reading Woody