Friday Photo Blog

A photo a week






Little Black Ducks

Pacific Black Duck duckings, Wingecarribee Creek, Bowral, NSW, Australia

Not Black ? Nor are their parents …see When Brown is Black

Hanging out the Washing

Pied Cormorant or Shag drying it’s wings.

Wollongong Botanic Gardens, NSW, Australia


Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard or Skink (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides), a welcome garden visitor, happy to munch a few snails.

NSW, Australia.

Beware of the Dragons

Another friendly Eastern Water Dragon,  close enough to touch but ready to run.

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Here be Dragons

 Eastern Water Dragon, Itellagama lesueurii lesueurii

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Reflective Moment

Purple Swamphen, (Porphyrio porphyrio).

Wollongng Botanical Gardens, NSW, Australia

Snail Exterminator 

Eastern Blue-tongue lizard.  Scientific name: Tiliqua scincoides scincoides.

Eats snails and though he can give a nasty bite he doesn’t have teeth or venom which makes him postively friendly by Australian standards. His main defence when threatened is to stick out his blue tongue, very scary!

NSW, Australia

Monster Caperpillar

The large caterpiller of the White Stemmed Gum Moth came visiting (Chelepteryx collesi).

Good idea to leave him alone, the spines are strong enough to piece skin where they break off & get embedded like a splinter plus they carry a toxin. 

NSW, Australia. 

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