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by Brendon & Judi Gray
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Scarlet-Sided Pobblebonk Frogs at Kleinton
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Scarlet-Sided Pobblebonk Frogs at Kleinton

After the recent rain, our usually dry creek filled, and the frog-life was amazing. After a few nights out in the rain with torches, we had been unsuccessfull in spotting the desired Pobblebonk Frogs or the Salmon-striped Frog. However the next day in the heat of mid-morning Brendon spotted many of ...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Rare/Unusual Bird Reports
Topic: Peregrine Falcon at Goomburra 11/06/12
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Views: 901

Peregrine Falcon at Goomburra 11/06/12

While driving to Goomburra to go bush walking early this morning, Brendon spotted a bird feeding on something in a paddock not far from the road. He stopped the car quickly, saying that it looked like a Peregrine Falcon! We both jumped out in a hurry with the cameras and can say without a doubt that...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Chequered Cuckoo Bee at Kleinton 06/04/12
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Chequered Cuckoo Bee at Kleinton 06/04/12

While taking some photographs of wrens today, my 8 year old daughter spotted the most equisite blue spotted bee on a flowering weed. I managed a few photographs that were enough to identify it as the Chequered Cuckoo Bee. These cuckoo bees are just like cuckoo birds, laying their eggs in nests of ot...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: My Patch - Monthly records
Topic: Collared Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk at Kleinton?
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Collared Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk at Kleinton?

Over the last few weeks both Brendon and I have had sightings of a magnificant large bird of prey not far from our place at Kleinton. Each time we have seen it, we haven't been quick enough with the camera, and have only had little cameras with us. The bird is either a Collared Sparrowhawk or a Brow...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Yellow-faced Whip Snake
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Last weekend we had a positive sighting of a Yellow-faced Whip Snake at our Kleinton Property. The snake was coming out of some rocks that we have in a garden. It was fairly quiet and wasn't too worried about us watching it nearby. We believe we have seen this snake before in the same location, but ...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Bandy Bandy Snake at Kleinton on Australia Day
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Bandy Bandy Snake at Kleinton on Australia Day

Last Night I saw a small Bandy Bandy Snake at our Patch in the Kleinton Area on the Downs. This is our second sighting ever of a Bandy Bandy Here, the last sighting being almost three years ago. Very exciting find, and a super end to a great Australia Day. This snake is easily my favourite as it is ...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2011
Topic: White-bellied Sea Eagle at Kleinton 03/09/11
Replies: 0
Views: 486

White-bellied Sea Eagle at Kleinton 03/09/11

This afternoon I spotted a lone White-bellied Sea Eagle soaring the skys above our patch. I happened to have my little camera on me, and managed a couple of distant photos to help confirm the ID. By the time I had raced back to the house for the bigger camera, the eagle was out of sight. It was with...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Sun May 22, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Lake Broadwater Fires Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Salmon-Striped Frog at Kleinton

Rod, I have just sent you an email regarding this Frog. Kind Regard, Judi Gray.
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Spotted Python (Children's Python)
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Spotted Python (Children's Python)

We had a sighting of a Spotted Python here at Kleinton on 21/04/11 at night while walking up to our shed. This is the first one that we have seen here, although our neighbours have mentioned seeing one before. They are a nocturnal species hence why we probably haven't come across it yet. It wasn't r...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: A few more to tick off the list from Texas 22/04/11-24/04/11
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Views: 671

A few more to tick off the list from Texas 22/04/11-24/04/11

While looking at the Autumn Beyond 2011 List, I noted a few that were not yet seen on the list, that I saw this Easter Weekend at Texas Qld. White-Plumed Honeyeater Brown Falcon Plum-Headed Finch Azure Kingfisher - Pair I have photos of all, however not all great photos. Overall a great weekend and ...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Mountain Katydid (Acripeza reticulata) data sought
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Mountain Katydid

We have had one here and it was in February 2010. Brendon came across it when digging and re-mulching around the trees that we have planted down at the back of our place, it was burried rather deep in the existing mulch around the trees when he accidently disturbed it. He was impressed with it and w...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: White Crowned Snake
Replies: 0
Views: 717

White Crowned Snake

This little White Crowned Snake was found in our neighbours shed that is attached to their house. It had managed to wedge itself under a tyre wheel. I relocated it back outside in a bush area well away from the house. Another new snake to add to the list for what we have seen in the area. Little bit...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs
Topic: Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog at Kleinton
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog at Kleinton

We have always thought that we "probably" had these delightful frogs here, and a few years ago while spotting for koalas, my father-in-law pointed out what he called a "pobblebonk frog" in the creek just behind our property. Anyway, after all the recent rain, the creek is alive with frog sounds at n...
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Cattle Egrets
Topic: Cattle Egrets at Meringandan
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Cattle Egrets at Meringandan

Yesterday I saw a Cattle Egret at Meringandan Lake in old Meringandan. The lake is now at full capacity and if it were more accessable, probably a nice place to view a few small birds.
by Brendon & Judi Gray
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2010
Topic: Black Swans at Cooby Dam
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Black Swans at Cooby Dam

This afternoon we saw six black swans at Cooby Dam near the dam Wall End.

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