This is my first participation in a monthly event called Wildlife Wednesdays hosted by Tina of My Gardener Says …..
It’s autumn here in Australia and the weather is still warm and dry where we live in Queensland. We live on a few acres just on the edge of suburbia. We don’t have a proper garden because the land is hilly and rocky, you just can’t dig a hole without hitting a boulder a few inches down! So we just have natural bushland on our property and so we get a fair bit of wildlife visiting.
Here are my photos of some of the wildlife that came visiting our place during April.
I was quite lucky to get a good photo of this Damselfly.
This is a Magpie Moth.
This is a common Western or European Honey Bee. Looks loaded with pollen!
These are Rainbow Lorikeets, we get quite a few visiting regularly. They have quite a personality and their antics are very entertaining.
These spiders are quite common in gardens and backyards.
These pigeons are common and make a whistling sound with their wings when they take flight.
Found some aphids on the milkweed.
These ladybirds love eating the aphids!
I was walking under a tree out the back when some little berries started falling down around me. When I looked up, I spied this pair of King Parrots.
Discovered this tiny White Crab Spider on some billygoat weed.
This small bird is a Noisy Miner, appropriately named!
This is a Crow Butterfly.
Of course, everyone will know what this bird is!
We have several Brushtail Possums visiting regularly, but because they are nocturnal, it’s difficult to get photos of them. This boy is sitting in the bird feeder dish!
Sometimes we find possums in the possum boxes we have around here. This young lady is currently occupying a box we placed in an outside laundry. I left her a bit of banana to eat when I did a load of washing and snapped a photo of her. Looks like she dropped it in surprise!
This striking looking small bird is a Pied Butcherbird. They have one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. We have several adults and their babies visiting frequently.
This is a Magpie. Their carolling is very melodic and beautiful to listen to. We have a pair that live on our property and raise babies each year. This year they managed to raise three!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the diverse range of wildlife that have been visiting us. I’ll leave you with this short video I took of some Rainbow Lorikeets. One particular day in April we had an unusually high number of these birds turn up for an afternoon feed. I don’t remember seeing so many ever before. It was very noisy!!