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A wealth of wildlife

September 10, 2013

Motion-sensitive remote cameras provide an unobtrusive and harmless way of surveying for wildlife. The two cameras that we recently installed for a month at a steep bush block along Falls Road, Strath Creek, recorded quite a variety of wild animals, including the usual suspects Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Common Wombats, as well as Black Wallabies (with young), Brushtail and Ringtail Possums and an antechinus (probably Agile Antechinus).
Sambar (deer), which have become increasingly common among the introduced pests to be found in bush remnants in this district, were also recorded, along with the ubiquitous Red Fox which was caught on camera with what looks like a rosella in its mouth.

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A bird census on the property, carried out while collecting the cameras, revealed a total of 21 species in less than an hour, so the area is obviously rich in birdlife. The property has recovered well from the Black Saturday fires and the back gullies are now densely covered with lush new growth.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2013 8:52 am

    Some good shots there, we have been getting some interesting photos on our cameras at Tarra Bulga as well. Happily we haven’t picked up any Sambar Deer, but I am not confident that this will always be the case.

    • September 10, 2013 9:53 am

      Thanks for the comment, and thanks for alerting us to your website. Just had a look – some wonderful shots and videos!


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