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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 09:09 AM EST  
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Kay, those pictures are spectacular. I want to be there, see the snow and all the beauty - they just draw you in when you look at them. The "eagle tree" is really neat.
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Here is a Bronze Whooping Crane statue at Rockport Harbor......and a marsh/Gulf view.
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By: elle (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 01:30 PM EST  
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Sandra: I watched a show on Wombats the other day and wondered if you saw any in Oz? SO cute and BIG too.


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By: sandra gee (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 02:47 PM EST  
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elle wave yes, we saw wombats, but only at the Australia Zoo. At first I didn't even know what they were :oops:. This one lumbered across the grass and walked right over to where we were standing at the fence. He started digging the sand out from an already started hole. After working for a bit he used his right hip to scoop some of the sand out as he backed out. Fascinating to watch! Titter They are big, bigger than a large raccoon and have short stubby legs.
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p.s. elle, re the camera... I am really enjoying it, you're are more advanced than I am Nodding yes I've only taken a couple of videos and wouldn't you know it, never even thought about it when we were at the Koala exhibit..dah Rant:!






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By: sandra gee (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 03:32 PM EST  
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Carolyn wave, love your bird photos, the 2 ducks in flight taking off from the water :thumrht:...love them! Here's a photo I took last summer of one of David's Sandhill Cranes...quite the character Nodding yes.

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Kay love, your photos are lovely :thumrht:. I've heard about the Snowy Owls on the news, they've been in the Boudary Bay area for awhile now. The last 3 phtotos of the one preening are adorable Nodding yes. I was over on the mainland last week as well, there are a lot of eagles around right now.






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By: sassyk (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 03:34 PM EST  
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Sandra, it must have been funny watching the Wombat digging the hole. Your pics are great :thumrht:

I stood and watched this one particular Snowy Owl on Friday, cleaning, preening and yawing. It was very busy indeed! Click bigger.

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By: sandra gee (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 04:09 PM EST  
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Hi Kay, those are adorable photos, thank you for posting them.

Here's a few more from my trip...
Not in good focus, but I couldn't pass the opportunity to catch a roo scratching an itch Grin.
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A seagull on the beach at Surfer's Paradise.
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Surfer's Paradise in the distance, taken from Coolangatta
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By: elle (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 04:15 PM EST  
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Sandra: The fellow on the wombat show was cradling one in his arms and it was enormous! He said if you blow gently at their noses it puts them to sleep and he did it and it worked! It was so funny. But I absolutely fell in love with it , buck teeth and all. They have " backward " pouches so they don't get dirt in there when they are digging. I love nature!
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By: sandra gee (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 04:20 PM EST  
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elle, thanks for mentioning the backward pouches, I had forgotten that...amazing how Mother Nature takes care of her creatures. And, I didn't know about about blowing on their noses Smile. When I assisted in hummingbird banding a couple of years ago I learned about them going in a torpor (sleep). When the banding was complete we held them in the palm of our hands and gently blew on them to wake them up. Once awake they immediately flew away. I
I'm about to post some pics and info about another amazing little animal....the Pademelon....stay tuned, I'll be right back Smile.


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At the zoo....he was HUGE!!!!
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A Sting-Ray, only about 2-3 ft out from the water's edge Wooh
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