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
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!
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 […]
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…
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.…
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
The Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service said it was “horrified” by the incident.
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.…
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 […]
Commonly known as WATTLE, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia. Australia’s national floral emblem is Acacia pycnantha, the Golden Wattle. Wattle Day is celebrated on the 1st of September each year. I never knew Acacia flowers also come in pink, (Sunshine Wattle – Acacia terminalis), until I moved to this western […]