Latest Works Volume No. 39
A Small Family Runabout. One careful owner. Economical to run.
For those amongst who are old enough to remember Rupert Bear then the top of this spider reminds me of Willy Wisp.
But I am told that it is a Garden Orb Weaver. (Araneidae)
A flock of Australian wood duck taking flight from our dam. Was it something that I said ? (Chenonetta jubata)
I soon found out. Wow !
(apparently if you studied Latin)
Sunday Arvo May 21St 2023.
A Southern Boobook owl ( Ninox novaeseelandiae ) taking shelter from some inclimate weather in the Cotoneaster bush last week.
He or see appears to be a little grumpy at myself for also taking shelter from the rain. I don’t care if my camera is weathershieded !
The Australasian grebe, Tachybaptus novaehollandiae. (apparently.) Is one of the smallest members of the grebe family and is becoming a frequent visitor to our dam.
Here it can be seen helping itself to one of the local metamorph population of the Spotted Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis. (apparently also.)
In September of last year I watched and photographed the male Spotted Marsh frog whilst it was guarding the spawn from predators and what happens?
Six months later you almost make it to be a fully grown frog only to be stabbed and eaten by a tiny 20cm Grebe!.
Concerning Angels and Galahs.
The Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), also known as the pink and grey cockatoo or rose-breasted cockatoo