Lazy like a Koala

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It was challenging in tall trees, but what was surprising to us were the number of Koalas that we came across as we looked up. Koalas are not the most active of creatures and they always seem to be eating or sleeping and very rarely moving. Oh, birders…… Another busy day for this Koala! Trips Australia Koala Victoria

Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises

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I raised my binoculars and there was one huge male Koala relaxing in the fork of the tall tree. There’s a Koala in this photo! Koala-circled to show you the location! The Koala becomes obvious when you zoom in a bit!

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Australian Firefighter Rescues Koala

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Here's a video of an Australian firefighter making a big difference to one little koala. Lots of people have died in the wildfires in Australia, and I'm sure a lot of animals have suffered too. This critter was lucky, and was rescued. Here is a link to a story about her (now named Sam) and her new friend Bob. David) Tree, a volunteer with the Country Fire Authority Victoria, has visited Sam since her rescue and was delighted to see she had found a boyfriend in Bob.

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A crop of Eucalypt trees had been planted and clearly coppiced, apparently to feed recovering koalas from Steve Irwin’s [he of Crocodile Hunter fame] family’s zoo and wildlife hospital. Scarlet Honeyeater male [S.

Fish Creek to Buffalo

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There was a Koala doing…nothing! Koala doing…nothing! The Koala then had an itch, so there was a little bit of action! Koala. Over recent weeks I have been able to share some of my observations along the Great Southern Rail Trail in Victoria, Australia.

Yanchep National Park-Perth

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One of the main attractions for overseas visitors is the Koala boardwalk where the only Koalas in Western Australia live. The Koala is not native to Western Australia, but a small population was introduced in 1938 and they continue to reside in the Yanchep National Park. It is a short easy stroll and you can easily observe the Koalas doing very little! Koala.

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Foster to Fish Creek

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Koalas live in the forest around here, but you do not always see them. Koala. Over the past few weeks I have spent many hours walking the Great Southern Rail Trail.

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Many Animals Dying in Australian Wildfires

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Hundreds of burned, stressed and dehydrated animals — including kangaroos, koalas, lizards and birds — have already arrived at shelters across the scorched region. We sometimes overlook a story even when it's right under our noses. Not only did we not think about the impact of the Australian wildfires on wildlife, but we didn't see the AP story on our very own sidebar. We are losers. The story says millions of animals may have died.

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15 Australian Birds (Episode 1)

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It is probably a rumor that writing a post about Australia and not mentioning Koalas is illegal, but why take the risk? It has been more than 5 years since I last went to Australia, and I was even less of a qualified bird photographer then than I am now.