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Old 17 March 2017, 09:40 PM
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"Oh, sorry, is this your rose? I feel simply awful about this, really."

Aussie possums are so much cuter than USAian possums.
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Old 17 March 2017, 11:55 PM
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I saw it more as "You see nothing...there is no rose, no possum".

But yes, they are a lot cuter. They can still probably kill you in a few second due to their giant hidden fangs.
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Old 24 March 2017, 12:22 AM
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I put some birdseed out for the spotted turtle doves but left a camera running to see who actually turned up, caught a few unexpected visitors

Pouring seed


The usual guys


Wait, that's not my cat!


It's that jerk cat from across the back alley!


Okay, that's a few more doves than I was expecting. Looks like word got around.


Whoa, rainbow lorikeets. Neat.



Looks like I'll have to build a bird feeder on a pole or hanging from a branch to keep these guys safe from that jerk cat.
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Old 24 March 2017, 06:08 AM
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Looks like I'll have to build a bird feeder on a pole or hanging from a branch to keep these guys safe from that jerk cat.
That's what Dad did. He also made a little roof to protect them from rain and give them a bit of protection from predictor birds.

oh and Rainbow lorikeets can get bossy.
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Old 15 April 2017, 09:23 AM
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My brother is camping somewhere out bush and he spotted this big ol' momma Golden Orb Weaver spider when he was collecting firewood:



He reports that her leg span was at least 12-14cm (4.7 - 5.5 inches) and that big blobby thing behind her is an egg sac which is no doubt full of hundreds of baby spiders.

I asked him to bring home a few babies for me but he refused to go anywhere near them.
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Old 12 May 2017, 02:45 AM
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This male Nuttall's woodpecker visited my backyard this morning. I've been wanting to get a good picture of a male ever since I posted the female one in this thread like two years ago, and the distant male one not long before that. I managed snap this low quality picture with my phone, ran off to get my good SLR camera, attached the long lense, and by that time he was gone.

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Old 18 May 2017, 12:44 AM
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A duck decided that establishing a nest right in front of my house (I mean RIGHT in front!) was a dandy idea. She's sitting on two eggs that we're sure of.

At first, she was skittish and would leave as we used the front door. (Which is about 8 feet from her nest.) She has since realized we're no threat to her, and has grown used to the comings and goings of the family. The Granddaughter is delighted, and is anxiously awaiting ducklings.

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Old 18 May 2017, 02:51 PM
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A brood of 17 year cicadas are emerging in the DC metro area. They're 4 years early, but the local experts tell us that there are many broods and yes, we'll see another one in 2021.
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Old 21 May 2017, 11:25 AM
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A baby huntsman spider decided to invade my kitchen. I gently picked it up and escorted it back outside.

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Old 21 May 2017, 02:46 PM
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GM--
Good to see that I'm not the only one that does that. Also--I don't know why your brother didn't want to get very close to that spider--it looks so cute--NOT!!!
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Old 22 May 2017, 06:02 AM
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GM--
Good to see that I'm not the only one that does that. Also--I don't know why your brother didn't want to get very close to that spider--it looks so cute--NOT!!!
As GM says that is only a baby one, full grown they are as big as your hand, well my hand, but I have small hands.

I always put them outside also.
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Old 22 May 2017, 11:22 PM
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A duck decided that establishing a nest right in front of my house (I mean RIGHT in front!) was a dandy idea. She's sitting on two eggs that we're sure of.....
Total of 9 eggs now.

DGD is still all atwitter about seeing ducklings.
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Old 22 May 2017, 11:38 PM
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A duck decided that establishing a nest right in front of my house (I mean RIGHT in front!) was a dandy idea.
You're lucky it wasn't a goose...
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Old 23 May 2017, 12:45 AM
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Total of 9 eggs now.

DGD is still all atwitter about seeing ducklings.
We will need pictures, if mama allows. We wouldn't want ducklings to go 'splodey!
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Old 23 May 2017, 09:40 AM
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There's a very young rabbit tucked into a tight little ball against the inside corner of my front door. It was there yesterday morning, too, and I can just see it from the kitchen greenhouse window. While I can see it via the porch light, I can't get a picture of it.

I imagine it will run off again like it did yesterday morning when the squirrels show up at first light.

~Psihala
(*I wondered why the cat had his nose pressed against the door...)
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