Nature and Animals
This a blog to share photos, comments and issues about Nature and Animals. WARNING:sometimes I will be posting images and stories that are distressing.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Elk and Wolves, Monty Sloan photography
Monty Sloan has a fantastic range of photos. To view more go to http://www.wolfphotography.com/
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Friday, September 29, 2006
We had a windy stormy weekend, this one just gone past and as a result I have these two baby magpies that got blown down from thier nests. They can't fly yet and their mothers abandon them. I found Poppa-Jeckle in my backyard and Nanna-Heckle in the front yard. They are really beautiful birds and make fantastic pets. For the first couple days my mum held them while I put food into their mouths, they are intelligent and quickly learn, so now they eat off my finger and have now learnt to eat themselves from their food bowl. They are sooks and still call me to feed them. They take to humans really well, so now they think I am their mum. As I am sitting here on the computer, I have one either side of me in their cages and both are sqwarking at me to feed them. I have started them on a few mealworms, it takes patience, and Poppa-Jeckle is now taking a few to eat. Nanna-Heckle is younger than Poppa-Jeckle and so just looks at the worm and does not know what to do. I just keep giving it to them with a pair of tweezers and they hold it in their beak. They have to learn how to hold worm and turn it around to get into their mouth. Poppa-Jeckle is getting quite good at this and soon will learn to pick worms from the food bowl. Then I start to put them in the straw so they learn how to dig around and look for food. Hopefully they will both be ready to release around January next year.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Steve and Bindi
Snorkelling on Lady Elliot Island. I found these pics on Bindis say. To view more, or to read Bindis say. go to www.australiazoo.com
on the main heading click on the blue Australia icon that says Crocodile Hunter. On the left will be a menu, The Irwin Family, click Bindi, then click Bindis Say. She is a marvelous girl, and at such a young age is already following in her fathers footsteps.
Steve,Terri,Bindi and Bob.
Today was the public memorial for Steve Irwin. Was very emotional to see his daughter stand up and speak of her father, and indeed all the tributes for him. He will be missed very much. His contribution and caring for animals and their environment will continue through his family and Australia Zoo. We can all help by being aware and concerned about the things Steve was so passionate about. You can do your bit by volunteering in any way possible. Help organisations that support wildlife, participate in clean up Australia Day, plant more native trees, help the oceans by picking up your litter, and do not ever discard fishing lines to the water, and do not ever leave plastic bags to litter the waterways. Steve will be missed, so lets honour his memory and do your part. Steve met his wife Terri when she was in the audience watching Steve, handle crocodiles. Bindi is named after one of Steves crocodiles, and Bob is named after Steves father.
Friday, September 15, 2006
These sites have great photos
Acknowledgement of photographers
This is a statement from me, that where possible I will to the best available knowledge, put the photographers name with the posted photo for their recognition. There will be some photos posted that already have the photographer/organisation name on them. In some instances the photos I find have no name with them, either I found them on a site without one or it was sent to me by someone else. I will try to acknowledge the photographer where I can.
Minke Whales, slaughtered for "science"
Tragically Steve died in a most unusual way. We have lost a wonderful man and a great warrior for wildlife. Do your part to help honour him. Think about what you put down your drains and what it can do to the environment. All animals have a right to life, and its up to us to conserve their habitat. Don't litter or leave rubbish, plastic bags floating in the ocean are a death trap for ocean turtles. Respect your surroundings and the animals that live there.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
This is a great image. The photographer must have been very patient to capture this at the right time. Photo by
Ray G Foster, Salem, Oregon. National Wildlife Federation photocontest. Dec/Jan 2006 National Wildlife magazine Vol 44 no 1. www.nwf.org