Pictures of Wildlife.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That'll be Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in winter plumage.
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen

    That'll be Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in winter plumage.


    If you say so :)

    Ron

    ps
    (Some beautiful pics there !)
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Finally went out today to photograph our rather impressive War Memorial in Morley and found this little critter watching me...

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    He then ran over the road onto a garden fence and wagged his tail at me..

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  5. Cobber

    Cobber Senior Member

    Great Pics I have no photos atm, however being only 2 or 3 Km's from down town Melbourne we don't get much wildlife except our feathered friends.
    Since we did some landscaping a few years ago, ripping out anything that wasn't native plants and planting a number of different native trees and bushes along with the councils long term plans of planting native flora means we now have numerous Wattle birds, (native nectar sucklers), several types of smaller parrots, which all have a awesome mixture of colours. We also get Crows, Magpies, the occasional pair of kookaburras and plenty of Gulls, Galah's and the occasional small mob of Cockatoos.
    We get possums, native rats and many spiders (white tails, red backs, and more), most spiders are poisonous.
    We have very few sparrows these days, the Mynar birds (imported Pest) seem to have taken over and forced the sparrows out which is imo a crime, as the sparrow is a great little bird, their are a few left but nothing like it used to be.
    If it isn't allready obvious I am a person who is right into the Aussie native species of flora and fauna who will do much to create food and space for even more native species while having a dislike for a number of imported species, most especially those imported species that turn out to be pests.
     
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  6. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Deer in a friends driveway last week.

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  7. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Getting the first of the winter visitors in whilst out with the dog I have noticed Fieldfares and the odd redwing, in the garden we are getting the small flocks of long tailed tits and great tits.

    Saw a pair of kingfishers on the local beck the plumage was really muted colours first time in 8 months since I have seen a pair.
     
  8. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Finally went out today to photograph our rather impressive War Memorial in Morley and found this little critter watching me...


    Good camera you have there, Andy.

    I've only ever seen one of the native critters on The Isle Of Wight
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Robin in the garden
     

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  10. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Just arrived home from work really pleased on the way home actually saw a Woodcock in flight looked brilliant, and whilst alongside the local beck with the dog came accross a Heron fishing
     
  11. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Oldman
    talking about a Heron fishing - we have a small lake nearby which freezes up in winter - thick enough to withstand the weight of numerous ice fishermens pick up trucks - their first task is to drill a hole in the ice and proceed to fish for the rest of the day - invariably accompanied with a Heron standing on one leg a few feet away who is the beneficiary of the small fish caught when thrown by the fishermen - he does very well !
    Cheers
     
  12. Suribachi

    Suribachi Junior Member

    We get deer, snakes, armadillo's, frogs, foxes, squirrels, buzzards, crows, herons, hawks and all kinds of other things. Although I live in the city (well in the burbs and on the outskirs) we are very close to lots of forest land and the critters often come in.
     
  13. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Not the back garden, but in the small river running through the village where I live.

    A Heron fishing and an immature Swan loitering for scraps. I love their colouring before they get Adult plummage.

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  14. Suribachi

    Suribachi Junior Member

    brrrrrrr snow - some time since I have seen that stuff!
     
  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    These were taken over Xmas.
     
  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    This was as close as I could get before it flew off
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  17. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Mine did too. They are very wary birds. I suppose if they try and supplement their diet from peoples ponds, they have good cause to be wary.:)This was as close as I could get before it flew off
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  18. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Mine did too. They are very wary birds. I suppose if they try and supplement their diet from peoples ponds, they have good cause to be wary.:)

    Lovely birds. It just stood in this field for ages - normally horses are kept in the field but they were put under cover because of the snow.
     
  19. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Lovely birds I agree though my friend who has Koi Carp doesnt agree LOL...
     
  20. Lady Prime

    Lady Prime Discharged

    These are beautiful pictures. Please keep more coming!! :D
     

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