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On 01/08/2020 at 05:21, gvallee said:

Great one Edo. Just make sure your cat doesn't jump on my bird.

 

Little Corella.

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Can people catch a cockatoo and make a pet from it? 

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On 04/08/2020 at 14:37, Betty LaRue said:

That is beautiful, Maria!

 

Thank you Betty.  It is an amazing place to visit.

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5 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Can people catch a cockatoo and make a pet from it? 

 

This one is a Corella, it might be possible, I don't know, but I have never heard of pet Corellas. It's common with its cousin the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. This individual loves Elvis apparently.

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7 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

This one is a Corella, it might be possible, I don't know, but I have never heard of pet Corellas. It's common with its cousin the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. This individual loves Elvis apparently.

 

I love the reaction of the other bird..... so funny.

 

Paulette

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28 minutes ago, NYCat said:

 

I love the reaction of the other bird..... so funny.

 

Paulette

 

So do I. He wants nothing to do with his friend's meltdown.

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22 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

This one is a Corella, it might be possible, I don't know, but I have never heard of pet Corellas. It's common with its cousin the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. This individual loves Elvis apparently.

I’ve seen a lot of cockatoos dancing vids and they are hilarious. I keep thing one’s head will twist off. They love to dance, but I seldom see two dance at the same time. One always looks intimidated.

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7 hours ago, chris_rabe said:

This little fella was taking his life in his "hands" walking out in the open, completely exposed, right near a kestrel nest with 3 fledglings :D  

 

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Great photo, Chris. I'm not sure if kestrels eat toads or not, but I've seen one take a slow worm.

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On 09/08/2020 at 05:49, Sybille Reuter said:

Just look at this crazy piece of nature on acid... Lago Verde in Lanzarote:

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Looks like a scene from another planet, not earth.

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On 11/08/2020 at 22:23, Betty LaRue said:

Looks like a scene from another planet, not earth.

 

It does, loved it. So much of Lanzarote looks like Mars... I rented a bike and drove around all alone, I felt like an astronaut explorer ❤️

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We've been getting a lot of rain these days, which is unusual for August...normally our driest month of the summer.  My neighbor has a large hibiscus bush between our homes so I took out my 100 macro between raindrops.  I loved this beading of water on another plant leaf....learned it is called "hydrophobic"!

 

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When we moved to our house in 1987 there were two clumps of Echinops in the garden. We cut them down every autumn and the next year without fail they grow and flower again. The bees love them!echinops-flower-heads-and-honey-bees-S38

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Gorgeous images! I like to take raindrop or dewy plant images, too. And it seems, by my own choices without deliberate conscience thought, purple is my favorite flower choice. 😊  Kind of like when I look in my closet, I see a lot of blue.

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Hercule the giant house spider (probably eratigena atrica). He was wandering about the kitchen floor so I put him under house arrest for a while.

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Not sure- I may have already put this up. Comet Neowise last month from the bedroom window.

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5 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Hercule the giant house spider (probably eratigena atrica). He was wandering about the kitchen floor so I put him under house arrest for a while.

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Not sure- I may have already put this up. Comet Neowise last month from the bedroom window.

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What happened to my little friend after his house arrest?

 

Allan

 

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Just now, Allan Bell said:

 

What happened to my little friend after his house arrest?

 

Allan

 

Evicted.

But he'll be back. We encourage spiders. One lived in our wing mirror for years.

I have some  amazing video of one trussing up a wasp in the kitchen the other summer. Didn't have a chance. Whiz, whiz, cocoon.

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1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

Evicted.

But he'll be back. We encourage spiders. One lived in our wing mirror for years.

I have some  amazing video of one trussing up a wasp in the kitchen the other summer. Didn't have a chance. Whiz, whiz, cocoon.

 

Ah. Pleased to hear that.

 

Allan

 

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2 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Ah. Pleased to hear that.

 

Allan

 

Oh we wouldn't lay a finger on most things. Even leave the wasps to the spiders as you know.

Ants in the house get short shrift though and the electric tennis racquet does a great number on mossies and bluebottles. Crack, smoke, gone🤩

Anyway Hercule was pretty massive. Need a complete Sunday Times to make a dent on his carapace, I think.

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On 20/08/2020 at 18:23, Alan Beastall said:

You have got to remember, "Beauty in the eye of the beholder".

Have a good life. Alan

 

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I've recently discovered peacock spiders, a male and female, living in a clump of grass in the backyard. The male does elaborate dance moves to impress the female. I managed to get a photo of him, but not sure if he was just practising or whether there was a female out of sight watching that I couldn't see. I did see a female a few days earlier.

 

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I've been discovering so many other small creatures out there too. This one is an Australian Green Mantis who is good at pretending to be a leaf.

 

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And this one is a South-western Spiny-tailed Gecko catching some sun.

 

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3 hours ago, Sally R said:

I've recently discovered peacock spiders, a male and female, living in a clump of grass in the backyard. The male does elaborate dance moves to impress the female. I managed to get a photo of him, but not sure if he was just practising or whether there was a female out of sight watching that I couldn't see. I did see a female a few days 

 

 

 

 

Excellent images Sally, well done. Peacock spiders are fascinating.

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23 hours ago, gvallee said:

Excellent images Sally, well done. Peacock spiders are fascinating.

 

Thank you Gen! Yes they are truly fascinating. I've been enjoying seeing the recent images you've posted 🙂

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