Tag Archives: wildlife

Nov 2nd, 2009

The Australian bush

This post is for Louise in response to her question about the landscape described in John Marsden’s Tomorrow series. I grew up across the road from “the bush” right here in suburban Sydney and there’s a little bit of bush behind our house now, we camp in the bush, we go bushwalking in all sorts […]

Jan 29th, 2009

All that nest building paid off

Remember our brush turkey neighbours and the enormous nest mound they built? It worked. This evening there were three juvenile brush turkeys wandering around in our backyard. They look even less interesting without the bright red heads and brilliant yellow necks of the adults and they really didn’t want me getting too close but I […]

Nov 19th, 2008

Car parks are not always concrete jungles

My new workplace is in a fairly recent development hacked out of the edge of a quite extensive area of bushland. The views from the office are rather nice and they’ve done a pretty good job with the landscaping, the car parks have plenty of garden beds strewn about the place. Apparently the local wildlife […]

Oct 30th, 2008

Eastern Water Dragon

Look who came to visit us this afternoon! Caitlin dragged the dog inside saying there was a lizard in the backyard and freaking out because she once saw Clara dismember a blue tongue lizard at the dog’s previous home back before we inherited her. At first I assumed she was talking about a bigger than […]

Sep 19th, 2008

Beautiful plumage!

Our back deck has a number of regular visitors. There’s the rainbow lorikeets who cling to the fly screen and screech at us demanding breakfast. There’s the possum who comes every evening to clean up anything the birds leave behind. There’s the crimson rosella who with great daring braves the wrath of the lorikeets to […]

Sep 4th, 2008

Brush turkey

We’ve had brush turkeys hanging around near our place for a couple of years now and this year they’ve chosen to build their nest in the front yard of one of our neighbours. There’s an access path that runs down between their place and the next to the bush reserve behind our houses (we’re a […]