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#1

Nightjar
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15 September 2021 11:03 am

Does anyone have any photos of wildlife while they are out prospecting?
I'll begin with this one of a Zebra Finch making its home in a coffee tin I hung up at our campsite.

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Jaros
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15 September 2021 11:05 am

Nice pic/idea. smile


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15 September 2021 12:07 pm

good stuff NJ, i bet she has the best house around.


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15 September 2021 01:03 pm

Think I've posted this one before. She snuck up on me whilst walking around

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Jaros
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15 September 2021 01:30 pm

Well it is mating season... sad


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Mike678
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15 September 2021 04:36 pm

I fixed a tin to my shack in Coober Pedy for the birds to nest in . It was up out of the way of any cats . Under the roofing iron . Feral cats could not get up on the roof . There was very few places to nest in . It was used but I do not remember what birds . It was sort of , I put the tin up and the next time I looked they had been and gone .


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15 September 2021 05:32 pm

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Solid Luck
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15 September 2021 05:34 pm

Jaros wrote:

Well it is mating season... sad

That one was nothing compared to this bunyip that rose out of the fire and savaged me all night zzz

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15 September 2021 07:16 pm

1631693764_img_20181210_212210.jpgwhite kangaroo

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15 September 2021 08:50 pm

This little prickly Echidna lay curled up for over an hour before a photo was taken. Had to sit perfectly still a distance away before he/she made a move.

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Nightjar
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15 September 2021 08:56 pm

If this little fella didn't have a mouthful the fly on his foot would have been history.

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15 September 2021 08:57 pm

A young dingo cub kept me company for a few days in outback SA.
A magic experience perfect
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15 September 2021 09:04 pm

We all deserve some love and respect.


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15 September 2021 09:05 pm

I didn’t have your patience NJ.
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15 September 2021 09:06 pm

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Jaros
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15 September 2021 09:13 pm

Glad he was sleeping... sad


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17 September 2021 11:07 am

Mr T (Tarantula 140mm leg span) crawled out of wood we brought back to our camp. Took her home and was entertained for a few months. A member of the Tarantula Society in QLD wanted her for a breeding program but I declined. Took her back to the area where we gathered the wood and let her go. The main reason was she escaped the aquarium she was living in and it took me three nights (getting up through the night) to finally recapture her crawling around on the carpet in one of the rooms. No one would enter our home while she was roaming. lol

Living in a log in the aquarium (ex fish glass house.) Wish I had got a photo of her crawling onto my hand.
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Crawling around looking for another cricket to chomp on.
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Happy to be back in goldfields where she came from.
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17 September 2021 11:16 am

got up one morning coupla years back, looked out the back window...

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Jaros
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17 September 2021 11:19 am

Was the other hand shaking too much to take the photo?? sad smile


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Nightjar
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17 September 2021 11:31 am

Jaros wrote:

Was the other hand shaking too much to take the photo?? sad smile

No, she was very friendly, think she knew the cricket supply would stop if I was bitten. playful
Female Tarantula selects a male (less than a quarter her size) and usually bites their head off after mating, no cross breeding with this species. wink

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Jaros
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17 September 2021 11:46 am

No "cross" husbands either??!!! sad


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17 September 2021 03:29 pm

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This is not wild life , sorry . As soon as I saw it , I had the title " The Last Dance "


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17 September 2021 07:02 pm

Somewhere in the Flinders Ranges
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Mt Gambier
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Port Lincoln
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17 September 2021 07:12 pm

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The boys are a lot more camera shy than their ladies, this is the only one I've got an unblurred picture of.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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17 September 2021 07:18 pm

I think I posted this one before??
This is on a property we use for Gel Blasting..
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