Marsupial movements, feathery films and covert captures.
One of a pair of Square-tailed Kites cruising around, I suspect looking for nesting sites in one of our large Yellow Gums. You can read more in the blog here
See how many of the birds in this clip you can identify!
Whilst the honeyeaters and other birds that visit the water point are nervous and flighty, this male Golden Whistler is determined not to be rushed from his relaxing bath time. One needs to be well presented when wearing such a vibrant suit of feathers!
The young joey is growing up extremely quickly; we don't know if this is a bouncing baby boy, unlike with his father who is clearly identifiable in this video for obvious reasons!
A cool group of White-winged Choughs (Corcorax melanorhamphos) having a communal drink; unfortunately they don't call on the video as it would be good to capture their eerie whistles. Keep an eye out for the Little Raven (Corvus mellori) Disappearing and then coming back with a golf ball he has squirrelled away in the native grass! The ravens steal golf balls from the local course and hide them, presumably thinking they are eggs.
After the recent buzz of having seen two Swamp Wallabies together (after only ever having seen one on the block before), to get this footage up on the computer and see the surprise addition was absolutely superb!
We were thrilled to catch our first footage of a Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeates) and also our first film of a Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolour) is a fairly consistent resident.
In this short clip you can see some of our residents coming in for a drink: a Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus), male and female Red-rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus) and a Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys).
We were pretty excited seeing this footage as we have only ever seen the one Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolour) when wandering around the block; confirmation there's two is great news.
Crimson Rosellas are an infrequent visitor to our block so it was lovely to see one when we reviewed the footage from our motion-activated trail camera.
A small group of Fuscous Honeyeaters making full use of the spa facilities.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters performing their daily ablutions before being joined by an Eastern Rosella and Dusky Woodswallow.
Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)