Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wildlife Wednesday ... Garden Visitors B.A. (before Albert)!

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23 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lot of critters visiting your gardens. Are they destructive in any way? They look peaceful and content. Maybe Albert will calm down, but I kind of doubt it. :-)

    FlowerLady

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    1. Flowerlady the Agile Wallabies were not destructive at all until around a year and a half ago. Then for some reason a few of them starting eating plants in my garden rather than just the grass which they had been happy to munch on for years. I found out that some of them love to strip the branches on one of the Hibiscus shrubs in the front garden, and others would sneak onto the courtyard to nibble on the Portulacas. At the moment, of course, the wallabies are giving our place a wide berth because of Albert! :(

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  2. Good lawn mowers. I hear you got a lot of rain yesterday.

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    1. The best lawn mowers, Diane. It's a pity our newest addition to the family has been chasing them off our property ever since he moved in. I've been missing the familiar sight of our 'lawn mowers'. As for rain, huh we sure did get some rain. Considering this time of year is actually our dry season, we got 6 times the average July rainfall in just one day ... 87 mm! It was our wettest July day in over 70 years! Further north they copped even higher rainfall totals and broke 100 year old records.

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  3. You have the most amazing wildlife. And the racket -- such a crazy noise all around! The weather gets weirder and weirder. So miserably hot and very dry up in the US latitudes (many records broken), and so oddly wet and record breaking drenching in your part of the world.

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    1. Yes Laurrie we have that 'crazy noise' around us almost all day. The birdsong that comes in from the surrounding bushland is the soundtrack to our home life these days. There are indeed some strange out-of-the-ordinary weather patterns happening at the moment, and we've certainly experienced one of them this week.

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  4. Hi Bernie.....lots of gum trees around you and from the sounds of it plenty of kookas too. It took me a while to get used to the unusual sounds when I visited there. You keep referring to Albert....is that a bad storm?

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    1. Ha, Jean, Albert could be referred to as a 'bad storm'. He's certainly blown in and caused a few disruptions! Actually Albert is our new old dog. My hubby took Albert on when his original owner moved overseas. Poor old Albert has had a rough time of it settling in here and learning the rules for our semi-rural property. He's been used to living on a small suburban block and this place is definitely a new experience for him.

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    2. Love it! I couldnt imagine what Albert was! Good for you!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, French Whisk.

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  6. You had a lot of visitors in your yard. Just like with the deer here. That one was keeping a close eye on you. LOL!

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    1. Yes Lona, I've been missing the usual throngs of wallabies that used to frequent the place. I'm hoping some of them will at least venture closer to the fence line in the near future so I can enjoy their company once more.

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  7. Wow for wild life. I had a friend, visiting in Australia, who went with some people out in the rougher terrain, camping out I think. Kangaroos went hopping through the camp. Did not stop.. that's a good thing. I hope that is accurate to her telling of her story.

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    1. Thanks Mary. We're lucky to have some of the most fantastic wildlife in all corners of the land. I'm very lucky to be living so close to bushland so I get to see some wonderful creatures.

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  8. Ah now M will have to have a word with young Prince Albert let him know how the land lies Wallabies have just as much right to munch your lawn as he does to dig it up!
    Lovely bit of film such sweet faces but big feet!

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    1. Yep, Sue, M has laid down the law, but Albert seems to be a slow learner. Perhaps it's his age! I think he'll get there though. He seems to be settling in these days and not terrorising the wildlife and birdlife half as much.

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  9. What a wonderful addition to Wordless Wednesday! Thank you so much for linking up! This was a sight that Americans rarely get to see - and certainly not in real life - just TV! Fabulous - I had to laugh at the one that chased the other one out of his spot!

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    1. Yes, Linda, I had a chuckle over that one too Linda. I'm sure the Wallaby that suddenly took off just wasn't looking at all. They're quick off the mark and sometimes their mates just get in the way!

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  10. I love the wallabies which visit you. Although it is wordless for humans, the post seemed to be full of wallaby words. Great to hear their language!

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    1. They're terrific fun to watch, Lotusleaf. It's just unfortunate that Albert's presence has frightened them off for now. I have to be content with catching glimpses of them as I drive to and home from work now.

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  11. thanks for sharing.

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