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The Elk
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Sun May 24, 2020 7:19 pm

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My lawn service showed up this morning, finally, and only a token contingent:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8

In case you can't tell, these three are only yearlings. They have been expelled from the herd because they are obnoxious teenagers. It also gets them out of the way so their mothers can give birth to this years calves.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8
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Re: The Elk
Post by Daryl   » Sun May 24, 2020 7:42 pm

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Jealous of the grass, as we've been in drought for about a decade, with just enough rain to stop most of the trees dying.
I'll get a photo of our kangaroos in our paddock on here in reply.
TFLYTSNBN wrote:My lawn service showed up this morning, finally, and only a token contingent:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8

In case you can't tell, these three are only yearlings. They have been expelled from the herd because they are obnoxious teenagers. It also gets them out of the way so their mothers can give birth to this years calves.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8
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Re: The Elk
Post by doug941   » Wed May 27, 2020 12:37 am

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Daryl wrote:Jealous of the grass, as we've been in drought for about a decade, with just enough rain to stop most of the trees dying.
I'll get a photo of our kangaroos in our paddock on here in reply.
TFLYTSNBN wrote:My lawn service showed up this morning, finally, and only a token contingent:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8

In case you can't tell, these three are only yearlings. They have been expelled from the herd because they are obnoxious teenagers. It also gets them out of the way so their mothers can give birth to this years calves.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8


Want to talk about jealous? How many 'Toos would you normally see in a day's time? In a week? In a month?
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Re: The Elk
Post by Daryl   » Wed May 27, 2020 6:25 am

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Not sure what a 'Too is?
If you mean kangaroos, we live in an idyllic spot of both bushland and open paddock. On the outskirts of a 100k city. Every day we will see either kangaroos or wallabies (smaller versions) within a hundred metres of the house or so. We have lots of wildlife - from lizards, snakes (less than once upon a time), goannas (six foot lizards), possums (cat sized almost tree cats), and a menagerie of birds, wild but quiet enough to come within a metre or so.
When I work out how to attach photos I'll put some up.


TFLYTSNBN wrote:My lawn service showed up this morning, finally, and only a token contingent:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8

In case you can't tell, these three are only yearlings. They have been expelled from the herd because they are obnoxious teenagers. It also gets them out of the way so their mothers can give birth to this years calves.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8
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Want to talk about jealous? How many 'Toos would you normally see in a day's time? In a week? In a month?[/quote]
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Re: The Elk
Post by doug941   » Wed May 27, 2020 7:39 am

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Daryl wrote:Not sure what a 'Too is?
If you mean kangaroos, we live in an idyllic spot of both bushland and open paddock. On the outskirts of a 100k city. Every day we will see either kangaroos or wallabies (smaller versions) within a hundred metres of the house or so. We have lots of wildlife - from lizards, snakes (less than once upon a time), goannas (six foot lizards), possums (cat sized almost tree cats), and a menagerie of birds, wild but quiet enough to come within a metre or so.
When I work out how to attach photos I'll put some up.


TFLYTSNBN wrote:My lawn service showed up this morning, finally, and only a token contingent:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8

In case you can't tell, these three are only yearlings. They have been expelled from the herd because they are obnoxious teenagers. It also gets them out of the way so their mothers can give birth to this years calves.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dfUmhKDdmWShtGFr8


Want to talk about jealous? How many 'Toos would you normally see in a day's time? In a week? In a month?[/quote][/quote]

'Too is shorthand in the pet trade for cockatoos. My family took in 2 rescue birds (1 Moluccan & 1 Eleonora) and they promptly took over control of the humans, the dogs and the house. They seem to think the people are the rescuees that need TLC to prosper.

Watching videos of flocks in Sydney's parks is about is close to Heaven as I'll ever get to in this world.
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Re: The Elk
Post by Daryl   » Wed May 27, 2020 10:14 pm

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Sure Doug. We have about twenty different types of birds, some permanent, some regular visitors.
The permament ones include two types of lorrikeets, rainbow and scaly breasted. Another permanent one are galahs, small cockatoos (pink and grey) that are common in the area. Regular visitors are Frank and his family of sulphur crested white cockatoos. They overfly calling to us, then land and wait until we put out their feed. Quite quiet, we can get up to a metre from them.
Less regular, but still monthly or so are corellas (medium sized white cockatoos), and Major Mitchell cockatoos (like galahs, but even prettier). Very occasionally we get black cockatoos, big noisy ones.
We also get King Parrots, red rumped parrots, quarians, and musk parrots, but less regularly.
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Post by doug941   » Wed May 27, 2020 10:49 pm

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Daryl wrote:Sure Doug. We have about twenty different types of birds, some permanent, some regular visitors.
The permament ones include two types of lorrikeets, rainbow and scaly breasted. Another permanent one are galahs, small cockatoos (pink and grey) that are common in the area. Regular visitors are Frank and his family of sulphur crested white cockatoos. They overfly calling to us, then land and wait until we put out their feed. Quite quiet, we can get up to a metre from them.
Less regular, but still monthly or so are corellas (medium sized white cockatoos), and Major Mitchell cockatoos (like galahs, but even prettier). Very occasionally we get black cockatoos, big noisy ones.
We also get King Parrots, red rumped parrots, quarians, and musk parrots, but less regularly.



Ahhh, Major Mitchells. Proof that there actually IS gold at the end of the rainbow, even if that rainbow is this bird's crest.
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Re: The Elk
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Thu May 28, 2020 7:29 am

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doug941 wrote:
Daryl wrote:Sure Doug. We have about twenty different types of birds, some permanent, some regular visitors.
The permament ones include two types of lorrikeets, rainbow and scaly breasted. Another permanent one are galahs, small cockatoos (pink and grey) that are common in the area. Regular visitors are Frank and his family of sulphur crested white cockatoos. They overfly calling to us, then land and wait until we put out their feed. Quite quiet, we can get up to a metre from them.
Less regular, but still monthly or so are corellas (medium sized white cockatoos), and Major Mitchell cockatoos (like galahs, but even prettier). Very occasionally we get black cockatoos, big noisy ones.
We also get King Parrots, red rumped parrots, quarians, and musk parrots, but less regularly.



Ahhh, Major Mitchells. Proof that there actually IS gold at the end of the rainbow, even if that rainbow is this bird's crest.


My phone is displaying the posts extra wide which obscures the new post icon. The lawn service returned to finish the job.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PRGukJxqy1xWeouF7

We have deer on the property. Also Bobcat. Cougars also visit. I had an interesting encounter with a pair of cougars a few years ago. Fortunately; they were to busy flirting with each other to mess with me.
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Re: The Elk
Post by Daryl   » Thu May 28, 2020 7:45 pm

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Our biggest wild carnivore is the goanna, we also have feral foxes, and used to have dingos (collie sized dogs). Another loss over the years was the koel, nearest thing to a tree cat, carnivorous, nocturnal and aborial. The only local things dangerous to man are the snakes. We have four out of the top six locally.
Luckily not anywhere near, although in the same state, we have the largest current land carnivore. The salt water crocodile. Biggest ever shot many years ago was 28 feet long, and estimated at 4 to 5 tons.
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