Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Bushwalking topics that are not location specific.
Forum rules
The place for bushwalking topics that are not location specific.

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 25 Oct, 2020 2:46 pm

Can anybody help me please identify this little critter

That'd be a Ringtail possum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_ringtail_possum
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 25 Oct, 2020 3:36 pm

I would imagine it is a Psuedocheirus peregrinus, more commonly known as a Ring Tail Possum.

Cheers
Roger
User avatar
rcaffin
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu 17 Jul, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Sun 25 Oct, 2020 4:40 pm

Thanks Roger and Baeng 72.
I youtubed ringtail and it definately was one.
I don't recall seeing one before especially in the middle of the day with all the possums I have seen are brushtails which are a lot bigger and generally up a tree and at night time.
Perhaps it was a younger one being pretty small and was very disoriented in the daylight.
MeanderingFlyFisher
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 217
Joined: Sun 02 Aug, 2015 7:21 pm
Location: Warrnambool,Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Mark F » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 4:11 pm

Giant pink slug endemic to Mt Kaputar.

Pink slug.jpg
Giant pink slug
"Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove".
User avatar
Mark F
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: Mon 19 Sep, 2011 8:14 pm
Region: Australian Capital Territory
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 5:18 pm

Update on the Frogmouth nest near our back door, from 12/Oct.

Frogmouth was seen two days ago sitting beside the nest in warm weather rather than on it. This suggests growing babies filling the nest - good.

Very bad weather yesterday, causing us some concern for the nest. However, it was mainly icy rain rather than strong wind. We noticed the male hunched over the nest, sheltering the babies with his slightly outstretched wings. Rather cold and drizzling: tough guy.

Today was almost sunny this pm. My wife Sue was checking on the nest from a safe distance, and a small Frogmouth head popped up over the edge of the nest and looked at her. Yeah!

Cheers
Roger
User avatar
rcaffin
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu 17 Jul, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 8:48 pm

rcaffin wrote:Today was almost sunny this pm. My wife Sue was checking on the nest from a safe distance, and a small Frogmouth head popped up over the edge of the nest and looked at her. Yeah!

Roger, you have made my day!
GregG
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 454
Joined: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 6:44 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Old bushie
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 2:42 pm

Sleepy Koala near home.
IMG_20201030_142900.jpg

IMG_20201030_143529.jpg
One foot in front of the other.
User avatar
michael_p
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1241
Joined: Sun 15 Nov, 2009 6:58 pm
Location: Macarthur Region of Sydney.
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 3:58 pm

Frogmouths: Papa is sitting on the adjacent branch again, rather than on the nest, and what looks like two small fluff-balls are sitting beside him.

Magpies: 3 babies this year. They have reached the stage of being (mostly) able to feed themselves - to the immense joy of the harassed parents. But being immature juveniles, they spend half their time chasing each other around, wrestling on the ground with each other, and generally being, well, juvenile.

Brush Turkey: male was seen strutting up and down on top of the mound, while the female was busy digging a hole in the middle of the mound. They mostly ignore us.

Cheers
User avatar
rcaffin
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu 17 Jul, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 10:34 am

Our Frogmouth

Very bad weather the last few days: icy rain and icy wind. Papa was seen hunched over the nest, grimly protecting his kids. Tough!
Today the weather is fine.
9248.jpg
9248.jpg (91.53 KiB) Viewed 6475 times

And Papa is out on the adjacent branch with his TWO babies beside him! The one on the right is obvious; the one on the left is partly under his wing. Nest to the right.

Grainy photo, poor focus, bright background. Tricky, and I did not want to spend a lot of time on it for fear of worrying Papa. Birds can tell when you are looking at them, and don't like it.
Why out of the nest? Because by the time the babies are fledged, the nest is has become a bit smelly and is infested with insect pests.

Cheers
Roger
User avatar
rcaffin
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu 17 Jul, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 2:56 pm

4th: Two babies and Papa a little way from the nest - which gets infested with tiny pests.
5th: Two babies and papa further along the branch away from the nest and pests.
6th: Babies and Papa on a different branch, away from pests. How did they get there? Jump, or flap madly? Still very fluffy.
7th: All gone! Flown away! Doubtless parents will still be feeding them for several weeks, but I know not where.

Cheers
User avatar
rcaffin
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu 17 Jul, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 7:21 pm

Great narrative Roger.

Some critters on & around Cape Bridgewater today.
Attachments
Bluey.JPG
Bluey.JPG (160.4 KiB) Viewed 6308 times
Clifftop mob.JPG
Clifftop mob.JPG (132.16 KiB) Viewed 6308 times
Echidna1.PNG
Echidna1.PNG (444.05 KiB) Viewed 6308 times
Echidna2.PNG
Echidna2.PNG (470.1 KiB) Viewed 6308 times
What's that Skip.JPG
What's that Skip.JPG (92.32 KiB) Viewed 6308 times
User avatar
Eremophila
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 706
Joined: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 5:15 pm
Location: SW Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 8:09 pm

Eremophila wrote:Great narrative Roger.

Some critters on & around Cape Bridgewater today.

Back when the Jurassic was new, I went for a school-camp at Cape Bridgewater. Lovely area. Only question, where are the seals?
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 8:10 pm

Baeng72 wrote:
Eremophila wrote:Great narrative Roger.

Some critters on & around Cape Bridgewater today.

Back when the Jurassic was new, I went for a school-camp at Cape Bridgewater. Lovely area. Only question, where are the seals?


In the water?
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
User avatar
north-north-west
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 13305
Joined: Thu 14 May, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: The Asylum
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Social Misfits Anonymous
Region: Tasmania

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 8:15 pm

a) it was high tide;
b) there are limits to the long-range photographic capabilities of an iPhone5; and
c) we could still smell them.

That said, the clearer photos are from my iPhone5 and the lesser quality roo pics are from my friend's iPhone6.
User avatar
Eremophila
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 706
Joined: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 5:15 pm
Location: SW Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 6:24 am

north-north-west wrote:
Baeng72 wrote:
Eremophila wrote:Great narrative Roger.

Some critters on & around Cape Bridgewater today.

Back when the Jurassic was new, I went for a school-camp at Cape Bridgewater. Lovely area. Only question, where are the seals?


In the water?

I deserved that. :)
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 6:46 am

Eremophila wrote:a) it was high tide;
b) there are limits to the long-range photographic capabilities of an iPhone5; and
c) we could still smell them.

That said, the clearer photos are from my iPhone5 and the lesser quality roo pics are from my friend's iPhone6.

I apologize. I should've said 'Did you see seals?' or something.
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 9:13 am

Crikey no apology necessary!!

If I’m taking visitors up there, I always time it with low tide so the rock shelves are exposed and there will be lots of seals. It’s a fantastic spot.
User avatar
Eremophila
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 706
Joined: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 5:15 pm
Location: SW Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Fri 13 Nov, 2020 7:46 pm

I saw this little guy twice this week in my front yard - a yellow-faced whipsnake. Gave it a wide berth and left it to get on with its business of hunting skinks.
Attachments
20201113_202911_resized(1).jpg
GregG
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 454
Joined: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 6:44 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Old bushie
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 13 Nov, 2020 9:09 pm

I saw a dead kangaroo today, not unusual in itself but this one was by the side of the road in a very heavy industrial area in North Shore Geelong, just near the super phosphate factory and wharfs.
Must have got lost or perhaps chased by feral dogs of which there are a few around here
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
Moondog55
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 10082
Joined: Thu 03 Dec, 2009 4:15 pm
Location: Norlane Geelong Victoria Australia
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Sat 14 Nov, 2020 5:32 pm

Moondog55 wrote:I saw a dead kangaroo today, not unusual in itself but this one was by the side of the road in a very heavy industrial area in North Shore Geelong, just near the super phosphate factory and wharfs.
Must have got lost or perhaps chased by feral dogs of which there are a few around here

Mmmmm, 'ya get a picture?
GregG
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 454
Joined: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 6:44 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Old bushie
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 14 Nov, 2020 8:30 pm

I didn't even think about that.
I guess I should have.
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
Moondog55
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 10082
Joined: Thu 03 Dec, 2009 4:15 pm
Location: Norlane Geelong Victoria Australia
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Mark F » Sun 15 Nov, 2020 9:34 am

At least it wouldn't have hopped away while you found your camera.
"Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove".
User avatar
Mark F
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: Mon 19 Sep, 2011 8:14 pm
Region: Australian Capital Territory
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sat 21 Nov, 2020 6:08 pm

Seen just before Staircase to hell on the Murderhorn.
IMG_2355.jpg
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sat 21 Nov, 2020 6:58 pm

Where is this murderhorn you speak of
Neo
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1654
Joined: Wed 31 Aug, 2016 4:53 pm
Location: Port Macquarie NSW
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 22 Nov, 2020 4:35 am

Neo wrote:Where is this murderhorn you speak of

Mt Bogong. For some reason when I saw it from Tawonga Gap, the Murderhorn from a Simpson's episode popped in my head and wouldn't pop out.
:)
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Baeng72 » Sun 06 Dec, 2020 6:46 am

Seen near top of Mt Bogong (official name Murderhorn).
Shiny beetle
IMG_2468 - shrunk.jpg
Iridescent beetle


Some weird insect, I first thought it was a geographically challenged chameleon (I was clearly delirious at this point).
IMG_2477 - shrunk.jpg
Insect of some description.

Not unusual, but there were so many plump Skinks on the rocks of the path, I thought they deserved a participation award.
IMG_2479 - shrunk.jpg
Skink
Baeng72
Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis cupressoides
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Wed 07 Aug, 2019 2:29 pm
Region: Victoria
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 06 Dec, 2020 8:39 am

Your weird insect is a grasshopper. This one is a commonly seen species in the alpine and sub-alpine zones. The females are typically considerably larger than the males.
The shiny green thing is a christmas beetle. You can get masses of them in early summer.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
User avatar
north-north-west
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 13305
Joined: Thu 14 May, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: The Asylum
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Social Misfits Anonymous
Region: Tasmania

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 4:41 pm

A Green Tree snake (one of my favourite snakes) sunning itself next to the Georges River this morning even though it was very overcast. The photo does not do justice to how green it was. Not the first time I have encountered one these beauties along the river. It was totally chilled and just kept watching me whilst I grabbed some shots.
greentreesnake.JPG
One foot in front of the other.
User avatar
michael_p
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1241
Joined: Sun 15 Nov, 2009 6:58 pm
Location: Macarthur Region of Sydney.
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 5:10 pm

Spotted this big guy having his lunch meal.
Attachments
0_LRM_EXPORT_20210103_180249.jpg
0_LRM_EXPORT_20210103_180319.jpg
User avatar
wildwanderer
Auctorita modica
Auctorita modica
 
Posts: 1434
Joined: Tue 02 May, 2017 8:42 am
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby puredingo » Sun 03 Jan, 2021 6:05 pm

Unreal shot Michael. Used to see plenty of them back in the day, some big individuals too. Haven’t crossed one for years though?
puredingo
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Athrotaxis selaginoides
 
Posts: 1052
Joined: Mon 13 Feb, 2012 6:54 am
Region: New South Wales

PreviousNext

Return to Bushwalking Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests