Jan 082012
My home with Tami who has now sadly passed on

I am lucky enough to live on four acres 16km from the centre of Brisbane. We have suburbia all around this isolated pocket of 500 four acre blocks. The Government is unfortunately in the process of rezoning us from rural to urban but hopefully I will be able to remain here until I retire from Public Health Microbiology in 12 years time.  One of the great joys of being here (apart from the open air, not being too close to neighbours and rural lifestyle) is the many birds and animals who visit. Let me introduce some of them…..
Ibis, Pacific Black Duck, Crested Pigeon, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo & Lorikeets
Flowering Red Gum Loved by Lorikeets
Rocket Frog
Green Tree Frog

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
 Visitors not shown also include:
Crow, Butcher Bird, Little Corella, Galah, Butcherbird, Peaceful Dove, White-faced Heron, Pelican (to our surprise! There is a colony at Forest Lake which is only about five kms from here), Noisy Miner, Indian Miner, Pheasant Coucal, Australian Wood Duck, Magpie Lark, Bar Shouldered Dove, Spotted Dove, Rock Dove, Straw-necked Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Sacred Kingfisher, Superb Fairy Wren, Bush Stone Curlew, Willy Wagtail, Australasian Darter as well as some snakes (one downside to being here but I ignore them as long as they do the same to me) and lots of other frogs, possums, flying foxes, a fox (which was only passing through and decided my place was too noisy with two German Shepherds! and there were no chickens for a snack) and a bandicoot.

  5 Responses to “Visitors to My Home”

  1. Lovely! Does the bandicoot have a habit of digging holes in your lawn? We think that may be what's happening at our place.

  2. Such lovely creatures! So different than anything I've seen in Texas, though we have some wonderful shore birds. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yes there were lots of holes. Evidence of him/her hasn't been seen for a bit but they have probably moved into the wilderness at the back. Hopefully although foxes are a major predator.

  4. I am insanely jealous. We get squirrels, the odd chipmunk and mundane looking birds. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely photos! I hope the govt takes forever to rezone your beautiful property.
    We once found a green tree frog in our bedroom. Not bad going as it is upstairs.

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