Wildlife near and far

Herons abound in the spring time, landing in the paddock and strolling on the lawns.

It is a supreme delight for me to be awoken by Mr Blackbird singing under my bedroom window. This song is the only thing I really missed from my native New Zealand.
This 4 inch long caterpillar was browsing on one of our bottlebrushes in the late evening.
Mr & Mrs P Lover raised a family in our front paddock. Note chick in foreground.

This Wallaby was unusually unperturbed by our attention.
The local Raven pair happy to cache our offerings were our first wildlife friends. Corvus Tasmanicus, Forest Raven, 540mm from tip of tail to tip of beak, wingspan 1 metre plus.

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