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We've had a flock of corellas eating something from the nature strips.
They also land in my olive tree and pull off the olives, making a carpet underneath.
 

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We get them here too, in flocks of what must be thousands. The noise from them at dusk can be deafening.
 

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The corella flock seems to have moved on after being very plentiful here. Only saw 3 flying overhead today.
Maybe they have moved north for the warmer weather.
 

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We know why the corollas were in Nowra...

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Woman moves from Melbourne to rural location to escape city lockdown & now does a birds-who-visit-her-balcony site.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-56883027

Followed by a short video about the Palm Cockatoo - the only known animal to make & use a tool for non food-related purposes. It makes a drumstick which it uses to attract a mate.
 

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More evidence that everything in Australia is out to get you, this guy deliberately gets stung by the 'Gympie Gympie' plant, a plant so painful that allegedly a man committed suicide to escape the pain.

 

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More evidence that everything in Australia is out to get you, this guy deliberately gets stung by the 'Gympie Gympie' plant, a plant so painful that allegedly a man committed suicide to escape the pain.


Well, he's an idiot.
 

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'Amazing' giant wood moth found at south-east Queensland school
The giant wood moth, also known as the Endoxyla cinereus, belongs to the Cossidae family and survives only a few days as an adult.
Queensland Museum's head of entomology Dr Christine Lambkin said at the larvae stage, the giant wood moth grubs were the "true witchetty grubs" of traditional First Nations people's diet.
Dr Lambkin said the moth was the heaviest in the world with the female weighing up to 30 grams and boasting a wingspan of up to 25 centimetres.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-05/giant-wood-moth-found-at-mt-cotton-state-shool/100114940
 

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The Drone Trucker

Ben Stamatovich, once homeless & ex drug addict, now drives a road train truck between Adelaide & Perth. Started taking photos & uses money raised from selling pics to fund homeless projects. Impressive photos of vast & desolate landscapes - Nullabor Plain, 90 mile straight road etc.

video at link.
 

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The Drone Trucker

Ben Stamatovich, once homeless & ex drug addict, now drives a road train truck between Adelaide & Perth. Started taking photos & uses money raised from selling pics to fund homeless projects. Impressive photos of vast & desolate landscapes - Nullabor Plain, 90 mile straight road etc.

video at link.
That is awesome. I’m half a mind to do the long haul trucker thing. Though calling it that signals a dream or fugue state. ie it will never happen. Romantic idea.
 

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Would have been horrible. They’ll think twice about boating around the calving grounds in winter.
 

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Skippy was super-intelligent! :rollingw:
 

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