Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2014 at Jarowair

Tawny Frogmouth Fledglings at Jarowair 02/11/14
It Looks Like Rain!  26/11/14

Ornate Burrowing Frog

Eastern Sedge Frog at Jarowair 23/11/14

Spectacular Cloud Formations at Sunset over Jarowair 21/11/14

Spectacular Cloud Formations at Sunset over Jarowair 21/11/14
Little Corellas checking out a hollow at Jarowair  14/11/14

Varied Sitellas visited Jarowair in November  and were high in the tree tops  (terrible photo but proof of their visit) 20/11/14

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mottled Scorpion of South-East Queensland

While we have seen these little scorpions on occasion over the years at Jarowair, I have never stopped and photographed one.  This little guy was cruising around on the front path late one night.  I have identified it as the classification of "Mottled Scorpion", however there are three species of Mottled Scorpions in South-East Queensland, being the Lychas, Isometrus and Cercophonius spp, which requires knowledge from an expert to determine which one they are.

Mottled Scorpions are found in moist forest areas and gardens.  The Sting is not known to be dangerous - just painful!


Mottled Scorpion - Jarowiar South East Queensland, November 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tawny Frogmouth Fledglings Fly 02/11/14

An update on the two Tawny Frogmouth Fledglings at Jarowair. Only days after my last post where we discovered not one, but two feathered babies in the nest (see here) we witnessed the two juveniles practicing flapping their wings at dusk and within a couple of days the whole family had moved on. It took us a few days to discover where they had moved to, and sensibly it was to a much cooler shaded spot overlooking our dry creek.  We have seen the two babies flying off at dusk following the parents from tree to tree and they are now venturing back up closer to the house also.  This has been a great result and wonderful to see that they have both survived despite the intense heat and drought and many predators.  J & B.

The two baby Tawny Frogmout Fledgelings with the tail of their parent shown on the mid-right. 02/11/14

Tawny Frogmouth Fledglings at Jarowair  02/11/14

Taken from another angle to show the parent above the babies.  The other parent was also perched close by.  02/11/14

"Being Trees" along with parent at Jarowair  02/11/14