Bird of the Week Challenge: 1st Mar - World Wildlife Day

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 1st Mar - World Wildlife Day

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay with this weeks challenge, but another brilliant couple of weeks with this last one! 

This Friday is World Wildlife Day and I think we'd all agree that our favourite wildlife is definitely the flying, feathered kind! But in celebration of all of the wildlife our birds share their spaces with let's do something a little bit different and see those shots you've captured of other wildlife - so not birds! Eek! Or, if you are really up for a challenge, what about a bird with other wildlife that's not a bird? Get creative! 

Remember if you have any suggestions for challenges you'd like to see happen, then please PM me so I can add it to the list. My own challenge is not to repeat too many of the photo challenges Holly has already done over the years (unless they are popular or I would like to see more!). And don't forget about our special "city slickers" challenge!

Monica

Woko
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Male Euro.

sue818
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Perentie, Sandfire Roadhouse, WA

Sue

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The art of camoflage. Almost stood on this frilled neck lizard while looking up for birds at Coombabah wetlands on the Gold Coast.

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Is he gone - Shingleback

sue818
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No idea of the species from the top of Karalee Rock on the road to Kalgoorlie. Is it a young Sand Monitor?

Sue

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Macquarie Turtle basking in the Yarra River.

sue818
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An aussie icon... Koalas from Cape Otway

sue

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The Eye's have it...Let the photograph load before viewing.

Samford Valley Qld.

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White Wallaby with "normal" colour joey (not albino - separate sub species of Bennetts Wallaby) Adventure Bay, Bruny Island Tasmania.

P9130036 by Dale Watson, on Flickr

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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Short-finned Pilotwhale. Taken on one of our return trips from the Southport Pelagics.

Samford Valley Qld.

sue818
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Echidna from Exmouth, WA

Sue

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Nelson - Lowland Copperhead austrelaps superbus. Another of my favourite animals. Nelson was a "rescued" snake, was used for displays to educate members of the public for a few months, and then re released back into the bush.

IMG_0585 by Dale Watson, on Flickr

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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A Willy Wagtail overseeing our young steers

#birdsoftango

Greg Griffiths - Mount View, Hunter Valley NSW

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You are a lot braver than me Dale (if that is your hand underneath the snake)!

Black-headed Skimmer. They love returning to the same spot which is just great for photography. I crouched down with my tripod in the water to get this. Note to self: Take your mobile out of your pocket when crouching in water.

Samford Valley Qld.

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I'm happy to photograph any nature that I happen to see while Birding.

This Botany Bay Diamond Weevil caught my eye while birding at Hervey Bay

dwatsonbb
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Thanks John, yes that is my hand holding Nelson. He was (hopefully still is) a placid little snake. Hard for me to find time to get new photos these days, think I have posted this (or similar) before.

Tasmanian Tiger Snakes - Notechus Scutatus, shows a variety of colour.

IMG_0372 by Dale Watson, on Flickr

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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An Assassin Fly lying in wait for its next victim.

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An Antechinus at our place. (Yellow-Footed I think)

sue818
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Fawn-footed Melomys from Julatten

Sue

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Good to see an increased interest in the weekly challenge.

I think this is an Australian Native Bee but as to which one....Australia has over 1,500 species of native bees.

Samford Valley Qld.

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Swamp Wallaby at Phillip Island.

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Red-Necked Pademelon

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A young possum at the wetlands provides a distraction from the bird life that I'm normally after.

Balancing act. by robert, on Flickr 

Rob. 

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Mum & bub; wallaby at Sandfire Roadhouse, WA. not sure of the species

Sue

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Green Python.

Samford Valley Qld.

sue818
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Dragonfly from mt Lewis, Qld. No idea of species but the yellow colour was interesting.

Sue

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I know there are not normally comments on this section, but that photo of the wallaby, where it looks like she's 'holding hands' with the joey is beautiful.

elizabeth

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Thanks, Elizabeth.  It seems we all appreciate wildlife in general not just birds. Great to see names for some of the insects.

Sue

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The Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis).

Samford Valley Qld.

Reflex
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Sue, Try this interactive website to help identification of the dragonflies and damselflies of Australia.

http://rnr.id.au/cgi-bin/species/odonata

Samford Valley Qld.

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I think this spider from Kakadu is a Long-jawed Orb Weaver. Decided on this one rather than my only shot of a Platypus. Thanks, Relex. I have tried the site so can now add a few names to the flies.

Sue

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I'm always intrigued by the interactions & relationships between all forms of wildlife. E.g., I've noticed that where Western Grey Kangaroos have been loafing under shrubs weeds have been inhibited. When the Kangaroos move to another loafing place native grasses & herbs often germinate in place of the weeds. This benefits butterflies & insects who then become prey for birds. It all fits together.

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