Sunday, January 20, 2013

Koala!

Out early this morning to wander around Whites Hill - successful with some good birds including Common Cicadabird and Pheasant Coucal, both very difficult species for the square. Nailed several plants including the rather lovely Love Flower (Pseuderanthemum variabile). Frustratingly, saw a swamp wallaby about 50m outside the square, but a few minutes I followed up the roar of a male koala and saw this beast high up in a tree (as yet the tree itself remains unidentified!)


Insects included Plague Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus lugubris), Striped Ladybird (Micraspis frenata) and several butterflies including Orange Ringlet (Hypocysta adiante) and Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi).

Australian Painted Lady

Orange Ringlet
 
Plants - 35
Spiders - 2
Beetles - 2
Butterflies - 8
Reptiles - 2
Birds - 28
Mammals - 3

Total = 80

Back to work tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. OK, might struggle to get Koala back Rich. Stunning!

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