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Where’s Wally ?

February 1, 2012

More on the bird-bath featured in the 15th January post Not just for the birds!

Ron and Kate, owners of the bush block where the bath is set up, have been fascinated by the little frog (which appears to be a Southern Brown Tree Frog – Litoria ewingi) which has regularly turned up in various locations among the numerous remote camera images that have been recorded. It’s been a case of spot the frog among the Sugar Gliders, Common Ringtail Possums, Common Brushtail Possum and Black Rats that are also using the bath.

“Wally” is too small to trigger the camera alone, so only appears after a larger animal has set off the infra-red flash sensor. He has so far managed to evade the rats, but is clearly not happy when they go for a swim !

Look closely for the tiny frog’s eye-shine in the sequence of photos below.

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Incidentally, the number of birds visiting this bird-bath has risen to at least 18 (maybe more as a few are very hard to identify). The list so far is (in order of appearance):

Brown-headed Honeyeater; Buff-rumped Thornbill; Crimson Rosella; Eastern Spinebill; Grey Currawong; Grey Fantail; Grey Shrike-thrush; New Holland Honeyeater; Pied Currawong; Red Wattlebird; Red-browed Finch; Scarlet Robin; Striated Thornbill; Superb Fairy-wren; White-throated Treecreeper; Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Eastern Yellow Robin.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    February 1, 2012 7:26 pm

    How amazing and cute to see the eye shine peep over the rock! Great environment Kate and Ron!

  2. February 7, 2012 1:52 pm

    And fascinating to see a Sugar Glider visit this bird bath. Could you include a daytime pic of the birdbath in its immediate setting?

    • February 8, 2012 8:32 am

      A previous post, Not just for the birds!, has a daytime shot of this bird-bath which gives an idea of the bush setting.


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