This week I rescued a baby sulphur-crested cockatoo (it had lost its tree hollow), last week a baby Galah (again, lost tree hollow). It got me thinking (again) about Sydney’s development which is having a devastating effect on our wildlife. It’s all good and well they are planting new trees but it does not replace the 100 year old valuable tree hollows.
This made me think of the kookaburras I photographed with @josh_cook_123 who also lost their tree hollow. Swipe to see what they looked like as they grew. #kookaburra
✨ Anilios bituberculatus - not what most think of when snakes come to mind - Blind snakes are a fossorial species where their diet consists of termites/ants and their pupae & larvae. When threatened they emit this foul odour that I encountered on another larger species A. bicolor, didn’t get any photos as I couldn’t handle the smell 🤢
The red-collared lorikeets were listening intently to their favourite opera: the Parrots of Penzance.
9668an hour ago
Backlighting+bubbles+birds= a dreamy little scene!
Ha ha, the world would be boring without bubbles wouldn’t it? Here’s a couple of little Grebes navigating their way through a little bokeh wonderland.😎✌️
826an hour ago
This beautiful Northern Fantail was a regular visitor to our campsite at Edith Falls, Northern Territory, Australia. This lovely little bird gave me plenty of opportunities to get a nice shot... this is my favourite ✌️
It is springtime ! 🌼 Walking around Sydney, I just couldn't stop my eyes looking at this beautiful walkway. The nature is so beautiful! Love the colors of this season, and you which season do you like most???🌿🌸
2072 hours ago
It’s only six weeks now until @kate.elizabeth.w and I embark on an adventure of a lifetime. We could have gone anywhere overseas, but there is so much in our own backyard here in Australia. The more research I do the more fascinated I become with this diverse landscape we live in.. six weeks can’t come quick enough 🤙
One of the more secretive owl species here in Australia is the Australian Masked Owl. A bird with an extremely large territory and often mistaken for Eastern Barn Owl.
This bird is extremely sought after but its tendency to avoid detection is well known and despite us having a few known territories and hollows for this species, they still leave us asking ourselves many questions about their habits and movements.
Thick barring on the primary feathers, a darker facial disc rim, fully feathered legs and an overall heavier set body are the best ways to tell this apart from it's Eastern Barn Owl counterpart however, this is not always easy to do in the field!
They are also very variable in plumage across Australia which, makes it even worse, especially in places like Far North Queensland where they look almost identical to the Eastern Barn Owl.
In an exclusive interview with Alecto she talks about embracing gender-neutral parenting and letting their kids lead the way in how they express themselves—without pressure to be especially feminine or masculine as they grow.
“I’m all about birds fully expressing who they are, including my son Angelo. I recently brought him to the Daintree, dressed in his outfit of choice: a Princess costume just like mum “. The Days of the Daintree supermodel mum says she is eagerly awaiting the changes her son will go through as he grows and learns what he likes. "Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what."
( All shining flycatchers resemble females (Brown and white) when they are young and the boys gradually get their all shining black male colouration ).