Wildlife in Danger
It has been very dry for many months at our place. Many plants, even natives are suffering badly. Many have died. Droughts are ruthless and cruel to all lives. As water evaporates under hot Sun, birds like ducks and herons have flown off our dams. Fish and turtles are clinging on. Insects found the conditions too harsh and not many butterflies and moths and grasshoppers are about this Summer. We started to to take photoes to document the effects of this drought. We will post some photoes on Gotoknow for public record. If we survive the drought too, we may make a documentary to tell a story of drought.
Rainbow lorrikeets get food supplement in drought time.
Common lorrikeets visit us for grains too. (Compare the head colour with the rainbow lorrikeets).
A goose (called Millie) is doing a "swan leg" ;-)
A goanna (read go-an-na) about 2 feet long head-to-tip-of tail. Goannas are opputunists they would eat eggs, insects, small birds, frogs,... They can run very fast and can climb trees, vertical walls,...
A black ant-hill (really ant-city) expanding. Ants must be doing better than us.
More to come ;-)