I was wondering why these two corellas were screeching alarm calls on a misty morning last week when a falcon came swooping in.
No kill this time, the corellas were ready for it and the falcon had a magpie on his six.
Its interesting to watch native bees modify their nest entrance this time of year. This might be as a defence against assassin bugs which are more active now and
like to hang around there.
Got a nice reaction out of the goanna as I was too close to his bolt hole in the tree and his brain took a while to come up with a plan 'B', that is
run up the tree. Sometimes snakes do a similar thing, they might appear to be chasing you but really are single minded about heading for their safe hole
that just happens to be in your direction.
All the local silky oak trees (Grevillea robusta) are in flower around the district at the moment. The flowers produce a sweet nectar but a warning ..... form Wikipedia....
"Grevillea flowers were a traditional favourite among Aborigines for their sweet nectar. This could be shaken onto the hand to enjoy, or into a coolamon with a little water to make a sweet drink. They might be referred to as the original "bush lollies".
Drinking nectar direct from the flower is best avoided as some commonly cultivated Grevillea species produce flowers containing toxic cyanide."
great timing on the Goanna, were you wearing a silly hat because it looks like hes laughing
*bit of useless info for the day >>> 30 species of goanna are known, 25 of which are found in Australia*
i found some native bees in a wattle tree trunk a few weeks back, the smell in the air was awesome sweet,
council has been cleaning up small forest areas, alas they must of seen the bees, they are now gone :_s: or they swarmed