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Australian Suburban Wildlife (Page I)



Mundane as Australian suburbia might be, we often do get interesting visitors. This multi-part web page contains a selection of recent wildlife pictures of interest, especially bird life, and some typical habitats.

Photos and text 1997-2011 Carlo Kopp; Photographs produced using a Fuji S5600 5.1 MP, Fuji S5800 8.0 MP, Fuji HS10 10.3 MP, Mamiya 645/1000S, Nikon D90.


Yarraman Creek, Victoria

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Yarraman Creek looking downstream from Chandler Road, Spring 2011 (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Sekor C 45 mm f/2.8N + Fotodiox Pro adaptor / D90).



Yarraman Creek looking upstream from near the new M3 Eastlink overpass, Spring 2011 (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Sekor C 45 mm f/2.8N + Fotodiox Pro adaptor / D90).



Yarraman Creek looking upstream from near the new M3 Eastlink overpass, Summer 2007.



Yarraman Creek looking downstream from Chandler Road, Summer 2007.



Yarraman Creek looking downstream from Chandler Road, Autumn, 2010 (Mamiya 645/1000S/NPS160).



Yarraman Creek looking downstream from Chandler Road, Autumn, 2010 (Mamiya 645/1000S/NPS160).



Yarraman Creek banks, Autumn, 2010 (Mamiya 645/1000S/NPS160).





Late afternoon image of moon low over horizon, above a eucalypt treetop, Yarraman Creek.


Wildlife at Yarraman Creek, Victoria


A resplendent Rainbow Lorikeet perching in a gum tree.



Another Rainbow Lorikeet in a gum tree.



A mixed flock of three native duck species, comprising the Pacific Black Duck, the Australian Wood Duck and the Chestnut Teal.



A mature male Chestnut Teal with its distinctive livery. A handsome but rather shy species (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



A Chestnut Teal, female (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



A male and female Chestnut Teal (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



A mature male Chestnut Teal  (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



Mature male Chestnut Teal  (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



Mature male Chestnut Teal  (Image 2011 Carlo Kopp; Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED / D90).



A Pacific Black Duck hamming it up for the camera.



A pair of Pacific Black Duck foraging in the weeds.




Another indulgent Pacific Black Duck.

Additional Pacific Black Duck images [1],[2], [3].



A pair of Australian Wood Duck basking in the late afternoon sun. An attractive native species.



 
Another pair of Australian Wood Duck nearby. Australian Wood Ducks are not seen often in the Yarraman area.



Australian Wood Duck ready to launch.
 


Little Raven in a gum tree. Ravens are abundant in the Yarraman creek area, but outnumbered by smaller species.



A Magpie Lark, another very common species in this area.



The Noisy Miner is a common species in the Yarraman area. This highly territorial and communal native honeyeater is apparently becoming increasing abundant in Australian suburbs.





The Indian Mynah is an introduced pest in Australia and often large populations can be found in the suburbs. Additional image here [1].





Clayton Campus, Monash Uni, Victoria [Continued...]


Other Interesting Wildlife Sites

http://www.wildlife-photo.org/






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