Your day's wildlife

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Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
We came back from a night away to discover that the squirrels had launched a full-on frontal assault on one of the bird feeders.

Utterly nuts!
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potsy

Birder
Location
My Armchair
Family outing to my feeder for these doves..

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philk56

Veteran
Location
WAy down under
We have just spent a few days on Rottnest Island, which is a beautiful small island about 20km off the coast of Perth. The island has had a chequered history, being used as an aboriginal prison for a while, but is now just for any visitor. No cars, meaning it's great for walking, cycling and wildlife. The island is most famous for its Quokkas. These are small marsupials but when the island was first discovered by the Dutch they thought they were some kind of rat, so named the island Rottenest (Rat's nest). When it was realised they weren't rats, the 'e' was dropped from the island's name, making it meaningless when translated.

Here's a quokka mum and joey

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Lots of ospreys on the island, at one point we had four of them circling overhead around us - here's one:

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and many other birds, such as these banded stilt - over 1,000 on one of the island's salt lakes

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