Category: Wildlife

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    Wild Budgies and Zebra Finches – Australias local pet shop

    Since arriving down under I’ve already written about the wonders of the bird life here in Western Australia. Coming from Northern England, the most exotic birds we saw were the pigeons we’d often see waddling around. The poor things normally had a toe missing or stumpy foot due to a close call with a piece […] More

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    Dead whale washed up on Sorrento Beach

    It doesn’t seem that long ago when I blogged about a dead Whale which had been washed up in Hillarys boat harbour just down the road from where we lived here in Quinns Rocks. Back then, the carcass was in the news because it was starting to draw the unwelcome attention of a great white […] More

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  • Getting Down Under Australia

    We’ve seen our first Whales!

    OK, so we’ve seen red-back spiders and plenty of parrots but last week we can add Whales onto our list of things that we’ve seen. Junior had acquired 100 stars on his ‘star chart’ so we asked him what he wanted to do for a treat and his response was AQWA which is the Aquarium […] More

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    Flies in Australia – Kind of annoying!

    Springtime in Perth brings with it many great things. Beautiful spring flowers in the park, cleaner homes and warmer weather. Unfortunately it also brings with it Flies; and lots of them. Apparently there are millions of flies that hang out in the deserts during the cooler winter months, then as the temperatures begin to increase […] More

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    Red-back Spiders sighted – time to reset the counter

    Back in January I casually noted that you won’t find a red-back spider or similar deadly critter hidden around every corner. Now we’re into October I thought I’d never get around to meeting anything that could potentially kill me and if I’m being honest I was acting a little to laid back when I was […] More

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    Great White Shark Closes Hillarys Boat Harbour

    I love Hillarys boat Harbour, it has to go down as one of the nicest, cleanest, most children friendly beaches I’ve ever seen. Well, it would be if there wasn’t a four meter long great white lurking in the water! Fisheries officers spotted the shark after reports it had been attracted by A decaying 15-tonne […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Steamy nights and a trip down to Rockingham

    It has been really steamy over the last couple of days. The thermometer has been hitting 42 degrees Celsius (107 F in old money) during the day and hasn’t been dropping below 24 C (75 F) during the night which has been pretty uncomfortable. Still, I’m not complaining…! The nights may be pretty uncomfortable but […] More