In my small town backyard.

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I have closed my 'Out the back door' thread because I have moved house from the bush and now live in a rural town.
In this new thread I will photo-document what plants and animals I can find out my new back yard.
To kick off, I came home from work one afternoon last week and noticed a few feathers in the driveway and thought
a neighbours cat had made a bird kill. Once inside my son told me he was able to photograph a hawk consuming its kill through the window.

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I think the kill was probably a feral spotted dove.
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...and a very full crop it had too.
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G 'day man of hair :)
I had wondered what you would do, now in town (not a townie). You can't keep a good Bushie down!

Great shot of a flighty subject in difficult circumstances. Grey goshawk?
 

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A very common Garden orb-weaver = Eriophora transmarina

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Banded sugar ants = Camponotus consobrinus, one major and two minor workers.

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An Ogre Faced or Net Casting Spider = Deinopis sp. Just outside my back door under the porch light.
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Waiting to cast it's net.
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I found this one in leaf litter in my back yard. It is almost a leggless lizard, the legs being reduced to stumps with some bumps for toes.
Possibly Saiphos equalis.
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It is rather small and I think def a skink, delmas are a different family.
Eastern mulch slider – Lerista fragilis is another possibility and pretty common apparently.
 
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