Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, 2016 #3: Devil and echidna

Saturday, 30 July 2016
Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

More photos from the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park!

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2016 #2: Roos

Friday, 29 July 2016
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) boxing match

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) boxing match

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Wombats and Dingoes

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a lovely place to visit, with its large grounds, sense of quiet, and the opportunity to mingle with some of its native and farmyard/domestic animal collections.

For some years the property had been in danger of being swallowed up by a Rockla sand quarry project, but in December 2015 the wildlife park won its case and is now expected to remain in existence for a good while.

Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Some changes have taken place — the parrot tours have been stopped due to a lack of rangers comfortable with handling the birds (some of which are quite aggressive, having been rescued from abusive situations) and the quoll has died of cancer. There are now two wombats, Ally and Hippo.

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

So here are some of the photos from the latest trip.

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Brush turkeys in Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

Ever wondered what Australian Brush Turkeys do when they are not walking around, wrecking your garden or setting up pitfall traps so they can mate with your head?

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

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Whale Tail

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Whale watching off Port Macquarie. The tour operator very kindly extended the trip by an hour (without prompting and at no extra cost!) because the 1.5 hours originally scheduled yielded only spouts and soundings.

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

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Renewable energy videos #1: PVA and batteries

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Battery Powered Homes
Catalyst (ABC) – 30 minutes


Simon Hackett on ABC News 24 – Home Energy Storage


Elon Musk Debuts the Tesla Powerwall

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Singapore 2013: #06 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 4: Fish

Friday, 1 April 2016
Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

A leaping mullet.

A leaping mullet.

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