Recent Images and Observations

Black Kites (Milvus migrans)

Feeding kites at the local beach. A third bird picked up the fish from the sand and dropped it in the shallows. These two swooped in for the prize, it was a close contest.

Red Bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphoriacus)
eating Major Skink (Bellatorias frerei)

This very unusual sighting was at the top of the beach outside of the habitat for both species. It is unclear if the snake killed the lizard on the beach or found it dead.

White Lipped (Giant) Tree Frog
(Litoria infrafrenata)

The monsoon arrived exactly on time this year in late December and has been very active, so far in excess of 3 metres of rain. Great time for frogs.

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” Mahatma Gandhi

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me. The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun and the life that never goes away, they speak to me and my heart soars."
Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh (1899 - 1981)
Estuarine Crocodile 

 "The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected, like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. To harm the earth is to heap contempt upon the creator. Contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own waste."
Chief Seattle, 1854, responding to a U.S. Government offer to buy Indian land.

Olive Backed Sunbird