Bold and cheeky: Corellas

These Little Corellas - Cacatua sanguinea - are in the parrot family of birds. They can be quite noisy especially when their calls are heard in larger flocks. Their outer wings and colouring is white but the hidden underneath feathers around the head can be pink/orange and under the wings and tail a pale yellow.... Continue Reading →

Hiding…garden visitors

We had a visitor to our garden last week - can you see what it is? ...Maybe a little closer is needed... This lovely Carpet Python Morelia spilota was quietly curled up in amongst the leaf litter in one of our gardens - it must have felt us and decided to take a look at... Continue Reading →

Ringtails

On Monday in amongst torrential rain there was an enormous ruckus in the trees in our backyard. Much screeching, peeping and carry on from the local Noisy Miners. At first I thought it must have been the local cat they hate but then spotted this Ringtail Possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinis. It is unusual to see... Continue Reading →

Koala – Phascolarctos cinereus

I took this photograph at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary last week. It is a Koala - Phascolarctos cinereus - and is an Australian wildlife icon. They are however under threat from land clearing and habitat destruction. Loss of habitat and the koala food tree - in the local Lismore are the koalas prefer Eucalyptus tereticornis -... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Lily for Christmas

These gorgeous Brisbane lilies are now flowering in my garden. They have these lovely white flowers on long stems coming from broad green earthbound leaves. Their latin name is Proiphys cunninghamii. We have some really hot days with hot winds so they have flowered quickly and are already moving onto seed. With all the comings... Continue Reading →

Baldy or White-headed pigeons

A few days ago I photographed these Baldy Pigeons (they are also known as White-Headed pigeons) over on the Clarence River near Grafton in northern NSW. These three had come in close to a birdbath to have their afternoon drink and were lined up on a trellis. They usually are only seen around this area... Continue Reading →

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