Wild on Wednesdays


Today was overcast..windy and very gloomy..in all I saw three roos today..even they have headed to shelter it seems..so I packed the camera and headed to a local Reservoir called Crusoe..

Here are some of the pictures I took today..not all brilliant as the lighting was shocking…and since my eyes were on birds..of course that adds to the complexity of getting a good shot…bad lighting..fast moving erratic creatures..wind…oh and a head ache πŸ˜‰

Rufous Whistler

Rufous Whistler

Black Pacific Duck..showing me his rear end

Black Pacific Duck..showing me his rear end

Welcome swallows had a nest under this floating pontoon

Welcome swallows had a nest under this floating pontoon

A section of pathway showing egg and bacon plants wattles and gums

A section of pathway showing egg and bacon plants wattles and gums

Yellow Tufted Honeyeater

Yellow Tufted Honeyeater

Grey Currawong

Grey Currawong

Caterpillars eating their weight in gumleaves

Caterpillars eating their weight in gumleaves

95 thoughts on “Wild on Wednesdays

    • Thank you Frankie and Ernie..they actually become wasps! go figure…and they spit at you and it can burn..they are called sawfly larvae or spitfires.. πŸ™‚ weird world hey πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Hahaahh me too Caren πŸ™‚ yes they are actually spitfires..they become wasps believe it or not and really ruin a gum tree when it’s young…if they are aggravated they spit and it stings!!! like fire πŸ˜‰ hugs and loves Bev xxx

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    • Hahahaa the egg and bacon plant is actually a Eutaxia Myrtifolia I think it may be because it looks like eggs and bacon πŸ™‚ tis a mystery Molly hahaahah πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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  1. I sadly forgot to add a wild animal today (we had a shitty night after all that bad news from yesterday, sorry :o( ) I know that swallow it’s one of them who were born under my roof :o) the caterpillars look a little scary, is that common that they live in a “knot”?

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    • Oh Easy..we were very sad to hear the news in Blogville about poor Greta..we never met her so it is our loss 😦 we went and sent our love to her family…so very unfair …yes the welcome swallows are very sweet..we have them making a nest under our roof too πŸ™‚ and these caterpillars also known here as Spitfires do always clump up ..they kill young gum trees and if annoyed will spit at you and it burns!! hence he name spitfire..they turn into wasps! how weird huh πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  2. OMP – my friend. These are beautiful. AND I absolutely ❀ the butts up picture. It reminds me of my life at times – snorticles. Hope your headache is better – hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

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    • Thanks Laura πŸ™‚ those caterpillars spit burning stuff when angry..so I was well back hahaha πŸ™‚ then they tun into wasps..weird ass stuff we have here πŸ™‚ we only have an occasional Kookaburra..took some pics the other day of the ONE I have here..have never had a problem with them,Magpies are the swoopers but they are ok here too..must be a bird whisperer..the kooka’s eat snales so I wish I had MORE! hugs and loves Bev xxx ❀

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  3. Bacon and egg plants! I had never heard of them so I googled them….they are pretty. They look like mini orchids. hahaha…the duck with his butt in the air, is saying what he thinks of the day. The caterpillars make me shiver…ewww. We get caterpillars here, some years are really bad….they are called Tent caterpillars and they eat the tree till the tree dies. In the back Lane, you can’t walk without walking on caterpillar bodies….its awful so I’m not keen on caterpillars. The ones that live turn into grey moths….then we have an invasion of moths.

    (((Shoko)))

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    • Shoko they do look like mini orchids…we have onlt a few on our land and they are native an hard to find here..so I always take care of them πŸ™‚ and ducks are hilarious..he was very anti social ;)..yep some years the caterpillars are nuts..these ones kill young gum trees..spit stuff which burns (spitfires is their nickname) and then turn into wasps!! treading on them ewwwwww πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  4. Those caterpillars look like slimy, disgusting earthworms. They will give me the heebie-jeebies all day and paw-twitching nightmares all night. And I cannot believe you told Frankie and Ernie that they grow into wasps. Mind=Blown. GAH!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  5. Beautiful photos Bev!!!
    I love the Honeyeater bird the best!! We do not have such exotic birds here…
    I hope ytomorrow is a sunnier day for you; it is gloomy & damp here also….BLAH!
    Much love, Sherri-Ellen & Nylalbue (sleeping beside me)

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  6. SPITTIN’ CATERPILLARS??? EWWWWWW!! I would stay far away from them…okays, maybe I would chase a tree rat their way! Oh, right, you guys don’t have tree rats…okays I would send..shoot, what do you doggies chase down under??? ☺
    Those burdies are FABulous! I thinks you did a great job with the lighting!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Aww Ruby thankyou πŸ™‚ yes spitting..and it burns!! hence their nickname spitfires..and then they become waps…weird huh? well here it’s bunnies that make the pups want to chase!! oh and roos! hugs an loves Fozziemum xx

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  7. Sweet Bev I don’t see how these pictures could be any more beautiful and amazing. The last shot is fabulous, I have never seen such a sight and you captured it beautifully. Hugs!

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  8. Lovely photos Bev. I had a fab stay at a permaculture Eco village. Lots of friendly very community oriented people. A great bush walk along the ridges. People there have the land for Wildlife, and boy the Wildlife appreciates it. Such an exquisite joy seeing happy kangaroos, wallabies, so many curious joeys in pouches, water birds on the large dams. The grey butcher birds have a different speech to mine up here. The last day I had there the few tourists had left, maybe just as well as there were 2 very happily intertwined carpet snakes around the central post in the shower block. 1 was huge the other much smaller. I’m not sure that our international guests would have been as appreciative of seeing them so closely as me.

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    • Sounds amazing!! and yes to see the wildlife so happy is awesome πŸ™‚ hahaahha the guests indeed would not appreciate the lovefest of snakes hahahahah what a great thing to see though πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xxx

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  9. Your photos are so incredibly amazing. Each one more stunning than the next. I have never heard of egg and bacon plants so could not pick them out in your photo. That last photo of the caterpillars was like nothing I have ever seen before. Please continue to amaze us with your talent. Hugs, Janet

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    • Janet thank you much for the lovely compliment…I will be popping some floral pics up soon with a close up of the egg and bacon plant.it is the orangey coloured bush ..those caterpillars are amazing and turn into wasps! weird world always fascinating πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xx

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  10. Such amazing pictures of the nature where you live! Thank you for sharing them with us. We especially enjoyed seeing species like the grey currawong and yellow tufted honeyeater, neither of which we have here. πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re feeling better!

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    • Aww than you sweets πŸ™‚ we have some lovely birdlife here..so colourful I often wonder at how they could ever hide in the grey green bush πŸ™‚ and yes I feel much much better..one day every now and then..had some chocolate and cheered right up πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xx

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  11. Brilliant pictures, Bev! The caterpillars sure have stirred up some strong emotions in your many readers – he, he! I, too, love the duck and his posterior! Great fun reading this post and all the great comments! xoxoxox

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    • Hahaaahaha well we do have some crazy ad stuff down under don’t we sweets πŸ™‚ hahahahaaa thankyou so much and yes duck butts are too cute…I think it was because I plonked my crochet mouse bear the waters edge for a pic..think he was unimpressed hahahaah πŸ™‚ lives Bev XX

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  12. I love the native birds so much. Living near Merri Creek is lovely for birds. I have a native garden in an attempt to provide a bird corridor. I do see them from time to time. In particular the Silvereye. ❀

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    • Creek are perfect for birds πŸ™‚ I never feed them here only water..try telling people that birds will come for water more than seed here in Australia πŸ™‚ and the Silver eyes are gorgeous! they are so intense they look cross eyed too cute!! πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xxx ❀

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  13. hello Bev you have gloom there too? It is only 43 F here & damp & rainy….too cold fer Nylablue to go out as wind from Northwest! BRRRR!
    I am sorry you still ahve that headache; I am very concerned…is it related to your eyes from the Sjogren’s? I know my friend here with Sjogren’s gets headaches at the drop of a hat….I am hoping you are feeling somewhat better (even al better) today!
    A girl can hope, right??
    Love }} hugs, Sherri-Ellen
    P.S.: Nylablue sendz little ‘eeowwz’ to her Aunti ❀

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    • Aww bless Nylablue πŸ™‚ I have no idea..my shoulder is sore maybe the weeding pinged something..my eyes are damn sore and that won’t help..the sun is out today but still cold..go figure πŸ™‚ loves BEV XX ❀

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      • Hi Bev: I will attempt to type properly w/out errors. Wish me well πŸ˜‰
        I think you might have ‘marginally’ overdone the weeding (who Bev?? No way!! HAHAHA!!)
        I am sorry the eyes are gving you jip; this Sjogren’s is awful….I wish there were a magic drug for it I can tell you.
        The Sun is out here (more or less) & it is approx 47 F with a NORTH wind….so Nylablue is snuggled in her bed by the heater…she cannot go out in North wind as that flares her Herpes Virus…..I on the other hand/paw am going to suit up & go to the Pharmacy to pick up stomach meds & visit the ATM. I just need to get out for a bit of a walk…..
        How are you feeling today?? I hope improved (fingers are crossed making it hard to type, hehehe…)
        Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue x0x0x0

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        • Oh dear I am feeling much better sweets..still have a head ache but kinda used to it now hahaaa πŸ™‚ the sun is out here which is lovely and so I plan on sitting outside for awhile..i am glad you are getting out for a bit..we can get cabin fever so easily hahaha πŸ™‚ I am glad Nylablue is snuggled up..oh to be a kitty sometimes πŸ™‚ Have a great day hugs and loves Bev xxx

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    • Hahaah no…they move between all the neighbouring properties and with foul weather had gone under cover :)…so off to pastures different i was πŸ™‚ thankyou for the compliment …I have good subjects to work with πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev xx

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  14. You know somethng has been around too long when you are used to it; i.e.: your headache!
    I am noticing the neck pain returning since I stopped going to Chiropractor. *SIGHS*
    If he hadn’t been such a jacka**…..oh well; nothing I can do now but πŸ™‚ & bear it!
    I hope you got to sit outside & just enjoy the day…
    It is barely 40 F & rainy here. North wind again so no Condo time for Nylablue (the Queen is NOT amused!)
    Oh to be a pampered house cat; I so-o agree!
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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    • Thank you Jan πŸ™‚ it is great fun..we have nearly 50 species on our land here..this reservoir has a few we don’t ..I was out yesterday and got a great eagle shot..so glad it’s that time of year they are out and about πŸ™‚ we are very lucky indeed πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xx

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  15. Such great shots and I love that little yellow bird. All of the Fall birds are here now and they have a beauty all of their own but all dull colored.
    Great shot of the ducks butt too. πŸ˜›

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    • Thank you sweets…yes we have some very very pretty birds down under…and yes the change in season sees all the different species doing a change over of bush duty..and we still have some duller colored but very pretty birds in spring too..and of course duck butts are always sweet πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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