Treeful of Cockatoos — My Wild Australia

Before winter came, a large flock of sulphur crested cockatoos turned up one afternoon in a neighbour’s tree. Look at them all! There was so many of them and it was very noisy, even from where I was two doors down. The sulphur crested cockatoo is found all over Australia. They are large birds of […]

Treeful of Cockatoos — My Wild Australia

Kookaburras at dawn — Birds in Sydney

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In my previous post about birdsong at dawn, I mentioned that dawn is a calm but not quiet time around here. One bird that was remarkable for its absence in yesterday’s video was the kookaburra. This morning the laughing cacklers made up for that!

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Cradle Mountain Day 4 Part 2 – Wombats and Waldheim — My Wild Australia

Hi everyone, I’m back! 😀 After my last post 6 months ago, I decided to take a break from blogging as I had some issues that required dealing with concerning work as well as a few other personal issues, but I didn’t expect to be away for so long. But now things are going well […]

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Kookaburra Day~ —

I spent the day with this guy as my constant companion. Wherever I went, there he was! There could be no better welcoming committee in the world. He even laughed! I basically fell head over heels. Kookaburras are carnivorous birds, so he wasn’t looking for food. He was just curious and friendly. You have to […]

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Launch of the Great Koala National Park Information and Visitor Centre — National Parks Association of NSW

Kevin Evans, Interim President NPA Coffs Coast Branch The Great Koala National Park has been one of NPA’s priority campaigns for the last 6 years. The idea was born at the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) as their logical local response to the Koala Crisis. NPA and BEC stalwart Ashley Love, helped identify 175,000 hectares of…

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Up to 1 Billion Animals May Have Been Affected by Australia Wildfires, Egologist Says — KTLA

In a grim video posted on Twitter, a man drives into the fire-ravaged town of Batlow, in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). Both sides of the road are covered with ash and lingering smoke. They’re also littered with the charred remains of animals killed in wildfires that have ripped through the region.…

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Saskatchewan sending 6 more fire management staff to Australia to help fight wildfires — Regina Leader-Post

Saskatchewan is sending an additional six wildland fire management staff to Australia to help battle severe bushfires on the eastern coast of the country. Read More

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A Sleepy Giant Seal Helped Foil an International Drug Smuggling Operation in Australia — TIME

Australian police have thwarted a billion-dollar international drug smuggling operation — reportedly with the help of a giant seal. An international investigation into the drug gang reached its climax last week after an abandoned yacht was found on the shoreline of Stick Island, off the coast of Western Australia, sparking a search for its occupants.…

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoos at Bobbin Head — Birds in Sydney

A group of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos gathered on the mud amidst the mangrove stalks at Bobbin Head: It’s the first time I’ve been to Bobbin Head. I started with the Mangrove Boardwalk and also walked part of the Gibberagong Track, which follows on from the boardwalk. This is the sign at the start of the Mangrove […]

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