Sunday, August 6, 2017

Re-purposed Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation

6th August 2017

These hollow logs, which have been salvaged (from trees that have been cut down in our local area for development) have been given a 'second  chance' as a home once again for wildlife today at Jarowair.  Brendon has turned the discarded logs into nesting hollows for birds, by adding sturdy tops and bottoms to the cut ends, which both had a natural side hollow entrance already, and has installed them here today in two different sized Eucalyptus tereticornis trees, ready to be loved again by local birds.  

Two different types of nest boxes have been crafted by Brendon, with different species in mind.  One for Pale-headed Rosellas, and another larger log for Galahs.  

It must be time for a nesting box count again at Jarowair as I have well and truly lost count now of how many we have here - I estimate around 35+ different types of artificial homes for wildlife been installed here by Brendon in the last 11 years. 

PALE-HEADED ROSELLA NESTING HOLLOW LOG INSTALLATION

Selecting the tree for the Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Pale-headed Rosellas at Jarowair

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Pale-headed Rosellas at Jarowair

Brendon does all the hard work... making the boxes, climbing the ladder and installing these heavy monsters!
Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Pale-headed Rosellas at Jarowair

One down, one to go....Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for  Pale-headed Rosellas at Jarowair

GALAH - HOLLOW LOG NESTING BOX INSTALLATION

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

Checking out the best spot for this very heavy Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

The other "Galah"... my job consists of taking photos on the phone while trying to hold the ladder.. somehow I have taken this picture of myself concentrating on what was happening without even knowing hehe....Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair

All installed!  Hollow Log Nesting Box Installation for Galah's at Jarowair
B & J Gray

Monday, May 1, 2017

Wild Dog Pups found in hollow log

Whilst going for a walk on Saturday night on our property near Cooby Dam, I heard a strange noise coming from a big hollow log and discovered a litter of NINE wild dog pups. I raced back to the house and returned with my son, a cage n a crowbar. I must admit, knowing that the mother was probably watching me n hearing wild dogs howling in the background, I hastily grabbed the pups n couldn't get out of there quick enough!

B.G


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Juvenile Green Tree Snake at Jarowair

18th February 2017

Juvenile Green Tree Snake at Jarowair (new sighting)

This tiny Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) was camouflaging extremely well in a lomandra near the waterhole down the back of Jarowair when Brendon noticed it.  This is the first sighting we have ever had in 11 years at Jarowair of a Green Tree Snake, despite our neighbour having seen one many years ago.  It is interesting to note that in the same week Brendon saw a full size one cross the road and go over the fence in-between our neighbours place and our place, and disappear in the long grass.

J & B.

Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) at Jarowair 18/02/17

Not the clearest photo - but I had to add it as it shows how the Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) is twirled around the old lomandra flower.

Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) at Jarowair 18/02/17