Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Underwater World Visit

Just something a little bit different this time.

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Just glad we don't see any this size when we are in the kayak.

There are some of these around in our area.

Definitely none of these.

We know some of these frequent our neck of the woods.

Only found in very cold water, luckily ours in not that cold.

Good enough to eat if only Underwater World will let you though.

Some of the very beautiful fish at Underwater World Mooloolaba Qld.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Birds & Bats

Had to laugh at this group of Cattle Egrets during our recent Flying Fox count going for a ride on the arm of this sewage treatment plant as it was spinning around. Not sure what the one with the wings up would have done if the timing was out even just a little bit.
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Cattle Egret (Ardea ibis)

Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Just a very small part of the estimated 100.000 in the colony at this time with a large proportion being pregnant. I hope the Little Red Flying Fox do not show up soon as there is not much room left at this site.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Raptors & Rabbits.

We found this Harrier just sitting among the branches, not easy to find as it was late in the afternoon and the light was not very good.

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Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

This Square-tailed Kite was being attacked by a Torresian Crow as it was flying over our house.

Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

Could do with more Raptors in town now that the Rabbit's have moved in. First we saw just the White one, and after a while Brown ones, then next we have a family. We have counted up to 10 at one time or another.

And no, it is not a Rabbit proof fence. They come and go as they please.