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Monthly Archive for January, 2017

Return of the Birds.

All summer the garden has been bereft of smaller native birds, but suddenly things have changed. A sizable flock of New Holland Honeyeaters has descended on the grevilleas,with an Eastern Spinebill also making an appearance. A flock of eight Superb Fairy-wrens works through the lower shrubbery several times a day, while Brown and Yellow Thornbills […]

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Excavator.

This Apoid wasp species was observed digging a vertical tunnel in hard ground. In contrast to the sand wasp that throws the spoil backwards as it digs, this one backs out of the tunnel with a parcel of spoil which it discards with a flick of the feet a few inches away from the tunnel […]

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