Monday, 25 February 2013

Wildlife watching

Following on from yesterday's post  about our fruit raiding wallaby, I thought you might like to see some of the other wildlife at Highfield that we have spotted recently,  mostly from the comfort of our front verandah. Apologies, some of the photos are just a little blurry.


This very dusty wombat was spotted while we were eating breakfast. As a nocturnal beast he was obviously  up very late putting in a few finishing touches to his new burrow. What a dusty bum!

If you look very closely, you can see a possum staring at you from it's tree hollow high up a white box tree.

This possum was spotted by the Lad somewhat incredibly from the ground. He thought he could see a face in a tree hollow and wondered if it was an interesting feature of the tree hollow.  No, it was a possum! Well spotted, an elephant stamp should be issued.

I love how it has its big ear and eye ideally positioned to hear and see outside its hole.  If you look closely, you can also see its whiskers as well.



This very spikey dragon was lounging on a big log soaking up the sun. We have noticed that these dragons adjust their colour a little to suit the environment.  I have seen them with splashes of yellow to match a yellow lichen.


A pair of beautiful bee eaters.


A hooded robin parent supervising  baby taking a bath.

10 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful neighbours.

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  2. Fantastic - so much cuter than slugs!

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    1. Do you know I haven't yet seen a slug or a snail here? I expect they are about but its been so dry they must be hibernating.

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  3. That is some amazing wildlife. I love the wombat, however dusty its bum!

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    1. There is just something about a wombat that is adorable, isn't there?

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  4. Brilliant photos! You must be having so much fun exploring HIghfield!

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    1. I can't tell you how much I love it here.

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    1. There is nothing as wonderful as a wombat.

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