Wildlife Visitors in March

March was the beginning of autumn here in Australia although you wouldn’t know it here in Queensland. It was hot and humid and the rain we had almost consistently for about 3 weeks (which we badly needed) just made it even more muggy. Nevertheless, I’m sure the birds and animals enjoyed the rain and there was an abundance of food and water for them. So here are some photos of some of theΒ wildlife that visited my backyard.

A pied butcherbird shows off his catch.
Maggie the magpie with one of the juveniles out for a stroll looking for bugs.
One of the younger eastern water dragons we have in our yard.
A larger eastern water dragon in our yard.
A pacific baza. I was lucky enough to see these birds a second time, but haven’t seen them since.
A female sub adult possum, too hot to stay in the box, munching on some carrot. Look at that bushy tail!
Regular box occupants, mother possum on the left and her female joey on the right.
Baby on board! This is the mother brushtail possum that had a full pouch in my February Wildlife Visitors post. The joey is now a backrider.
Yet another female possum! You may remember seeing photos in previous posts of this possum because she has an abnormality where her tongue hangs out all the time.
A venomous Yellow Faced Whip Snake. This is a young one measuring about 30cm long. They can grow up to a metre in length.
The kookaburra family still drop in for a visit almost everyday. Here’s one of the juveniles fluffing out his feathers while one of the parents sits nearby.
A pied currawong. He might look big and intimidating, but he’s really a scaredy cat.
Nice to see the return of the beautiful pale headed rosella
A pretty coloured white banded noctuid moth (owlet moth). Unfortunately I found this one dead on the veranda.
Ants having a discussion about how to move an egg.
Common grass yellow butterfly

This is my participation in a monthly event called Wildlife Wednesdays hosted by Tina of My Gardner Says… You can see the wildlife visitors of other participants here.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my wildlife visitors. πŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “Wildlife Visitors in March

    1. Thanks Denis. I think the big dragon is an old girl, she’s been around for a long time. I like seeing them run across the yard on their back legs. πŸ™‚

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  1. hello Sue, thanks for visiting my wildlife post, your garden is full of wildlife, the birds are interesting and the possums look so sweet though that mother possum has a heavy load, I do like the dragons and the beautiful owl moth, as I am watching wildlife more I’ve noticed how the markings on many wee creatures is a stern face to ward off predators, clever, Frances

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    1. Hi Frances, yes it’s amazing what you discover when you look around you more. There always seems to be a purpose for certain colours or markings on creatures, we just have to work out what they are for. πŸ™‚

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      1. like the Eastern Water Dragon’s stripes giving camouflage in the grass, I remember learning at school about stripes on Zebras camouflaging them in the long grass, the common grass butterfly blending into the foliage and flowers, it’s very pretty, Frances

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  2. I enjoyed your post and wildlife very much! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but that little possum with her tongue hanging out, she looks so cute. Will it impede her during life, do you think? You have so many remarkable birds, I’m always astounded. And the photo of the ants and egg–they did look like they were holding a high-level meeting about their egg-moving process. Thanks for joining in–it’s always a treat!

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    1. I think that particular possum will be fine, I’ve seen her around for nearly 6 months now. I’ve hand fed her some food and she manages to eat well enough plus she looks healthy, and she’s quite bossy over other possums so I reckon she can look after herself!

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