Couldn’t resist sharing this lovely compilation of wildlife images (and music). Click on the Facebook link to take you to the YouTube to catch the music (which is particularly enjoyable).
When you think of one billion creatures dying in our bushfires, you cannot help but be moved by such loss (and suffering).
Here are just a few of my own little collection of images of Australian Wildlife – some of whom may be affected by the Bushfires….well, definitely the Koalas of which 1/3 of the whole population in Australia may be wiped out……and the Kangaroos and Wallabies……and what of the birds, insects, reptiles and native flora?
TAWNY FROGMOUTH – Abbotsford next to Yarra River
AUSTRALIAN WHITE IBIS – field near Werribee Park Mansion
ROYAL SPOONBILL – Jawbone Conservation Reserve
AUSTRALIAN WOOD DUCK – female juvenile
GREY TEAL – juvenile near the pond in Maribyrnong Wetlands
SATIN BOWER BIRD – female
MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO
CHESTNUT TEALS – male with green head and brown female
CHESTNUT TEAL – male
NANKEEN NIGHT HERON
LITTLE PIED CORMORANT – Queens Park, Moonee Ponds
WHITE-FACED HERON AND 2 PACIFIC BLACK DUCKS in my local pond
SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO – Dandenong Ranges National Park
RED-RUMPED PARROT – blue male & olive green female
GALAHS in my local park
GREY FANTAIL in Japanese Maple in front of my balcony
CRIMSON ROSELLA behind my apartment building
AUSTRALIAN KING PARROT next to my brother’s house in the country
WELCOME SWALLOW on the fence next to my nearby river
WHITE-FACED HERON – Yarra River behind my apartment in Abbostsford
PACIFIC GULL at low tide Port Melbourne beach
PACIFIC BLACK DUCK at my nearby river
SPOTTED TURTLE-DOVE in Frogs Hollow Nature Reserve behind my apartment building
ECLECTUS PARROT male
ECLECTUS PARROT female
NEW HOLLDAN HONEYEATER Frogs Hollow Nature Reserve behind my apartment building
SUPERB FAIRY-WREN in my very own balcony potted garden
SHORT-NECKED TURTLE (I think)
LITTLE PIED CORMORANT enjoying the early afternoon winter sun on the nearby Maribyrnong River.
RING-TAILED POSSUM on my side fence Iin South Yarra