Wild on Wednesdays


I have decided to make my Wednesdays wild…every Wednesday I will post the wildlife I am so very privileged to live with here at home…or in my travels..

The main aim of this blog was to showcase the wildlife and sometimes I get sidetracked…it’s what I love…its what I get my greatest joy from and it is a window into the world from a regular everyday perspective..

Of course the kitties and pups and sheep still have their bloggie..and that’s where the crazy will be πŸ™‚

So as I post these pictures I am happy to try and answer any questions in regards to the animals as best I can…and if I don’t know then I will find out.

Please enjoy todays pictures.. a young mum and her male joey I have been watching recently…and with some patience I was eventually rewarded with what I had been waiting for.. a little on board joey ..mum and the older joey moved towards me…I stayed in the same spot only moving to adjust my seat as it was a bit damp and on stones and grass…she felt clearly comfortable in moving around and was at no time stressed.. she would graze and every now and then check my position…she is but a baby herself and only small.

It is important to understand they are timid creatures and I will always respect their need to feel safe…besides their behaviours are more natural if I allow them to dictate the terms of the encounter.

I had such a lovely time.. the sun was warming my face and the rays were brilliant in how they shone on the roos.. you could not set a shoot up better if you tried lighting wise.. the pups were in the new fenced off backyard and though they barked a bit every now and then.. the Mum was not concerned…she had no reason to be.. we have never allowed the dogs to roam and chase roos…

After over an hour I finished up as needs must.. and things needed doing..i left them to continue their little feast in peace.. another day in my very blessed world.

 

102 thoughts on “Wild on Wednesdays

  1. Patience paid off – I see that adorable little on-board roo……and the photos look so peaceful and beautiful – nice that they feel so safe and secure – happy to be the subjects of your beautiful photos!

    Hugs, Pam

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  2. Beautiful shots Bev and good idea. Is that cootamundra wattle in bloom? My wallaby was grazing nearby yesterday. I hadn’t seen her in a while and had missed her and she has a baby bundle in her pouch. It didn’t pop it’s head out.

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    • Oh how exciting πŸ™‚ another little hide and seeker πŸ™‚ yes it is an sadly they are a weed here…..so it has to go..you do miss them when they go off for awhile..i hope your little bub makes an appearance soon πŸ™‚ and thankyou for the lovely compliment πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xxx

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      • Yeh, I’m hoping the wallabies will feel secure enough to see this area around the house as a safe nursery area where they can let the joeys out to exercise and mums can just relax.

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        • I am sure they will sweets..these guys had the dogs barking in the background and must be used to the fact that they do not roam around…in time I am sure the nursery will be full πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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          • Yeh they are pretty smart at sussing at their environment and know areas where they can be more secure. I also have a pair now of a fairly rare wallaby. I will have to check what they are. I think she lost a joey last season, it was a bad drought, but I am hoping that she can successfully rear a joey this season.

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  3. the ears of this little guy are beautiful. I would sit and watch them the whole day :o) I like the idea of a wild wednesday, as long as we have all that fabulous animals around us, we should enjoy it :o)

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    • Easy they are cute little ears πŸ™‚ I love how they are folded when mum moves…he was wiggling in thre and her uch was going all over the place so I knew something exciting was happening…:) I am glad you like the idea..i like it too a midweek smile πŸ™‚ always I will have fabulous animals here πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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      • they deserve it, it’s great that we have so much wonderful animals around us, I will post a picture of the wildlife around me next wednesday too :o) ok, we have not much, butt even a duck or a bug can be interesting too :o)

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        • I agree Easy..we take our own wildlife for granted until others say how wonderful they are πŸ™‚ and I love bugs and ducks.funny we have two ducks…rarely see them ..kind of like on the movie Funny Farm..anyway on the weekend I was outside and they flew past..but landed in a gumtree and stood there..now I know they fly and are birds..but boy it looked odd hahahaha πŸ™‚ I look frowsrd to your wild Wednesday πŸ˜‰

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  4. These are some of your BEST shots by far. They are simply exquisite. The lighting the poses….they couldn’t be better! I have been pinning like crazy lol. Love the little “Joey” peeking out. I also LOVE what you said right here: “I will always respect their need to feel safe…besides their behaviours are more natural if I allow them to dictate the terms of the encounter.”

    I just adore how you respect and savor the beauty that is right in your own back (or front) yard. That is why the Roos visit you, they know you have their best interest in your heart. xoxo

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    • Aww wow what a compliment Caren thank you so much πŸ™‚ the lsun was perfect natures lighting and I had so much fun ..I could have sat there all day..except my butt was getting mighty uncomfy πŸ˜‰ I think the best way to see nature is in a natural way…I might sneak up but always not to upset their daily routine..the fact she kept coming closer..ever so slightly mind you was lovely..too many nature shots are forced..and I think it shows in the pictures..she was cautious but not scared..i think also it keeps her safe..if I was to start feeding them or ‘taming’ them then they become used to humans and not all humans are pleasant…thank you for pinning like mad hahhaa πŸ™‚ I hope people love them as much as I do and I am sure the roos wonder at this strange creature that is amused by them πŸ˜‰ and as for the little pouch joey…it had been wrestling around in ther for about 20 minutes..poor mum her tummy looked like jelly wobbling hahaha ..very hard not to squee out loud when he/she popped out πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxxxx

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  5. OMP! Jumping around with excitement and squealing. You can see the baby!! That is too cute my friend. I ❀ it! I bet you Houdini could hide in there and we would never find him! XOXO – Bacon

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    • Hahhaah I bet Houdini could too Bacon…that baby was wrasslin and rollin in there..i knew it had to pop out sooner or later..poor mum..looked like her tummy was jelly hahaha πŸ™‚ lives and hugs Fozziemum xx ❀

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      • Snorticles. So true. I love watching them jump around and move. It’s really neat. I do believe you are right – I bet Houdini could play hide and go seek and never be found. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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        • Me too..i bet mum was not impressed with the pouch jumping though hahaaha that little one was tumbling in their like doing gym hahaha bet she will be glad when it is out too!! and I am sure maybe joey might kick Houdinin out if the space was limited hahahah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum..whose eyes have been tortured at the eye dr this morning and may be having trouble seeing what she is tying hahaha πŸ™‚ xx

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            • Well after sticking paper in my eyeballs for five minutes ewwwww they said I am not producing anywhere near enough tears..so to prevent long term damage to my cormeas and stop the infections and styes they are going to do Punctal plugs on a few months..this will plug up the ducts and allow the pathetic tears I do produce to collect…eye drops have just made it worse..and he is right our own eyes produce the perfect stuff..i got freaked yesterday because when I swapped eyes on my camera my left eye had the scenery in a blur green tinge…thought my camera had done something..apparently this is ok…have a head ache now but not surprised..after doing the peripheral vision tests I thought my eyeballs would blow up..then when I finished she gave me the tissue box which was covered in spots..i told her that was not really a good choice of pattern bwahahaah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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              • Oh my friend. This is such an ordeal I’m sure! So the bottom line is, we need to make you cry more – πŸ™‚ The more tears and water that comes out of your eyes the better. hhmm – I need to consult with Houdini and his magical skills and perhaps come up with something that will make you laugh so hard that the water falls out of your eyes profusely. Whatever I can do for my friend – you know I will. Piggy services at your bequest. XOXO – Bacon

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  6. I thought of you the other day as I watched the young deer down in the field running and playing…wished I had my camera with my long lens, but I just sat and enjoyed watching them appear and disappear as they ran out of the woods across the field and down into the stream…it was so much fun!
    Beautiful shots and I gasped when I saw the picture of the joey in the pouch…

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    • Thanks Pix πŸ™‚ I know what a little darling..but looked like a wrestling match in mum’s pouch before he popped out hahhaaah πŸ™‚ all wobbly like jelly..poor mum πŸ˜‰ loves BEV XX

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  7. bev…what a great idea !!! will look forward to your wildlife on wednesday posts but would a appreciate a heads up if you photograph the brown so I can scroll down to comments to just say hi !!

    these are great, I particularly like the second to last…how close are you when you film…it looks like
    5 feet but I know you’ve probably got the lens on zoom mode

    β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Hahaahh oh I shall war you..and I HOPE I have no pics of them this season….just sayin πŸ˜‰ I am using my telephoto lens and am about 100 feet or so away πŸ™‚ bless that little joey it had such a cutie patootie face πŸ™‚ thankyou so much for the lovely comlpliments πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxxx ❀ ❀

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    • Cinnamon and Linda thank you so much πŸ™‚ yes it is a Eucalypt and no they only eat the grasses ..in fact they are trialling strands of Eucalypts in QLD as a barrier to roos coming into farm lands..as they tend to shy away as if perhaps they are toxic to them πŸ™‚ so a natural form of fencing would be a great bonus πŸ™‚ Hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Tell granny I understand completely!! have been at the eye Dr this morning and my eyes feel like they have been in the Olympics!! glad you enjoyed the roos Little Binky πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  8. Bev I just looked up the wallaby and I think she is a swamp wallaby. The more common mobs around here are the greys, but this rare 1 I call Foxy as she is a lovely Autumn russet fox colour with a black stripe along cheeks and black tips. The last couple of weeks is 1st. time I have seen her with a mate and I am hoping for another joey. Somehow she lost last season’s joey. Most disappointing.
    I don’t have roos here, but they were very common around town. I’m not so sure they are now with housing development squeezing them out.
    Tomorrow I am going away to stay at a beautiful eco resort for a few days. It is ridiculously cheap and 1 of the main attractions for me is the huge roos casually lying around the place, the size of cows! Lots of wallabies, water birds on the lakes, fab. forest walks. Cute very communal, little country place with a little market.

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    • Ah Swamp wallaby πŸ™‚ I do hope she keeps her babe this time..she may have been under nourished herself from drought and just a babe herself too..she sounds beautiful πŸ™‚ funny the grey roos here are quite red in colour more than grey in some mobs….enjoy your trip sounds divine πŸ™‚ and I am sure ou will have great photo ops πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev xx

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    • Thank you so much…I still become like a little girl when I see the roos..even if it is every day πŸ™‚ and I get just as excited when I see people posting their wildlife..nature sure is great!! πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  9. Thank you so much for having the patience and dedication to get these photos and share them with us. This is a sight I will never see in person so these photos made me feel so happy and as if I was right there. Hugs, Janet

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    • Janet thank you so much for your lovely compliment….it would be hard not to have the patience..very relaxing way to spend some time πŸ™‚ and I am so glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ Hug Bev xx

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    • Aww thankyou for the beautiful compliments my sweets πŸ™‚ I am very glad I can share the unique life here with everyone…I know there are a lot of roo pics around the world but I like that these are as natural as can be..they are indeed living on our land as wild animals and that makes me feel great πŸ™‚ I look forward to sharing more on my Wild Wednesdays πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

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  10. OMD!!! OMD!!!! I knew it was gonna peak it’s little head out soon…I’m so thrilled you caught it!!! YEA!! Oh, he’s soooooo cute!!!
    I loves your Roo pics..always such a thrill to see them! I loves the idea of Wild Wednesday’s!! Ma says everyday with me is ‘wild’….whatevers…
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Heheheeh I thought you might get excited Ruby πŸ™‚ he/she is very much a cutie…and I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures πŸ™‚ I cannot imagine you being wild my sweets hahaaha πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx ❀ ❀

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    • Sharon thank you so much..i am very lucky to have these beautiful creatures so close…it would be unfair not to share their beauty πŸ™‚ I am so glad it made you happy….in a world full of sadness it is nice to have a reminder of the beauty she also offers πŸ™‚ loves Bev x ❀

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    • M.K thank you so much πŸ™‚ indeed what a sweet little face…kept trying to eat while mum was bent down..then she would stand and the poor little thing was like”MUMM” hahaaah πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx ❀

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  11. Oh, I hope I remember to come visit every Wednesday, I do so enjoy your wildlife shots. I have been away from blogging for awhile and I have missed your posts. These pictures are amazing. I love the first one, you are a very good photographer sweet Bev. Hugs

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    • Oh Mags what a lovely compliment..i bumble along and learn as I go…but what a way to learn..and sometimes we need a break to do real life stuff! hahaa πŸ™‚ I am so glad you enjoyed them and I am sure I will have more lovely opportunities to show the sweet roos here πŸ™‚ Hugs and loves to you Bev xx

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  12. Oh bev the pix of Momma Roo & her joey are beautiful….I love the way the joey is peeking out from Momma’s pouch!!!
    You are surrounded with such amazing beauty…thank you for sharing with all of us around the world!!!
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0

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  13. Your pictures blow me away!!! Unbelievable! These images are spot on, perfect in clarity and composition! You are also showing me something I do not see in my life, and for that I again thank you!!! Great post, one that I really really enjoyed!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  14. Oh, what wonderful photos!! The joey peeking his head out is so adorable. I don’t think I knew you had another blog for the other animals? I tried to find a link to it here, but couldn’t. I would love to read it if you let me know where to find it. Thank you!! xxxooo

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