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What animals are in your yard or local region?

Emma&pico

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Wow well done eddy
 

Cali

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Do cows count? Cos they are literally everywhere here:rofl:
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It's quite common to see herons, but they are shy and hard to get a picture up close. Red Kite birds also fly about above constantly and every now and then I see a woodpecker in our garden.

We also get foxes and martens (like weasels) which sound like screaming children when they mate o_O

What a beautiful place you live in !!!! and I love cows!!! :heart:
 

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Here's a smattering of my local wildlife.

Black Vulture hanging out at a church, this was a very lucky spot on a very overcast and rainy day hence the poor quality, but I was still so thankful for the sighting.
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Blue Jay on a stump at work I love watching him fly around hunting his favorite bugs.
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One of my favorite pics I've been lucky enough to get of a male Grackle
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Sunbathing Cormorants
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Not sure what species of Duck this is but what a gorgeous specimen!
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Adorable baby wild Bunny grooming himself.
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Very angry Canadian Goose defending his mate!
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Cardinal among the leaves.
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Beautiful Egret at the pond on the way home totally unexpected shot that I was super lucky to get while we were waiting for the light to change.
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t wouldn't be a proper post without the precious Momma Squirrel who defines my local wildlife with how wonderful and photogenic she is :heart:
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Lovely Pidgeon on a lamppost
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Red Eared Slider relaxing on his log
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Extremely hard to capture Woodpecker he wouldn't stay still or in focus for nothing this was the best shot out of about 44 attempts.


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A very angry Dove! Never have I seen one so angry looking,lol
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And finally, my absolute favorite local wildlife that I'm so lucky and blessed to have is the majestic and regal Red-Tailed Hawk they are my main subject that I am always striving to get better and clearer pictures of. I have adored them since I was 5 years old and my love and desire to see them has never waned so it felt like the perfect way to close this post out :)
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GREAT shots!!! Beautiful ! :cheer:
 

WillowQ

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That is amazing to me, to see parrots outdoors. i grew up seeing a lot of arctic and pine forest birds (near Lake Michigan). My dad still texts me photos of the critters in his yard and on his porch.

i am in a city now, downtown. I put up a bird feeder behind my apartment building but we only saw crows, sparrows, and the occasional cardinal. But the mini cats would heap the snow right under my feeder tree so I’d have to climb a pile of ice to fill it. It got dangerous so I stopped filling after that winter.
 

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Sparkles99

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Here’s a squirrel buddy! Every time I tried to capture his extremely nimble antics, like hanging upside down by one foot to get some leaves, he stopped & did this. :roflmao:
 

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Ugh we have darn baby rabbits in the back yard again.... huge sigh :(

Not sure if I remembered to post our gorgeous little frog Resized_20231111_203802.jpeg Resized_20231111_203806.jpeg
 

Sarahmoluccan

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@Shezbug Are rabbits invasive in Australia?
 

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@Shezbug Are rabbits invasive in Australia?
Yes very much so.
The last ones we had in the yard were really quite unwell with festy viruses and the vet did not want to take it neither did the council so I had to fight them to do the right thing. I do know how to dispatch of them very fast and humanely as possible from my ferreting and hunting days but it is never something I enjoy doing so other than the negative environmental impact they have on our land and local wildlife I dread having to deal with them as it is always a hassle.
 

Spearmint

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This is going to be long...:roflmao:
SOOO many St Andrews Cross Spiders:
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Brush Turkeys:
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Pickles and Gherkin, the Pacific Black Ducks!:
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Broad Tailed Geckos:
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Of course, the 'toos. This is Almond:
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Collared Sparrowhawk:
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Spotted doves:
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This is Pepperoni, the Bush Rat:
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I believe this is a scarab beetle, there's tons here:
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Not sure what species, but they're cool:
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Little corella:
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Magpies:
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Pied Cormorant I think:
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Lorikeets:

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And last but not least, the Kookaburras:
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I have so many more I could add but i'd be here all day:lol:
 

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Not sure what species, but they're cool:
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They look like the processionary caterpillars we have here in Spain. I am sure they are around in Australia too. Don't get too close unless you think they are a different species.
 

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Bush turkeys are so goofy looking to me :roflmao: I love them. Are they noisy?
 

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I really like the look of the caterpillar! But clearly Zara thinks it’s venomous! I like caterpillars in general & that one’s a looker. :excited2::awww:
 

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Bush turkeys are so goofy looking to me :roflmao: I love them. Are they noisy?
Suprisingly quiet! I've never heard them make much noise. It's super funny when they fly up to a tall tree and perch on a branch, looks so out of place.
 
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