Monthly Archive for July, 2007

A bird once seen.

Back in the 1800s there were four birds that used to be seen in our part of Gippsland, the Brolga, the Bustard, the Magpie Goose, and the Bush Stone-curlew. The early settlers used to go out hunting for the Bustard, and they are now long gone, as has the Bush Stone-curlew. A Brolga sighting would […]

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Friendly fellows.

With Circus of the Spineless coming up I thought I’d better try and get something to contribute, so wandered around the garden with the camera. I hadn’t gone far before I spotted two colonies of Common Jassids on one of the White Brittle Gums. I’ve always thought these insects very intriguing, the way they cluster […]

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