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Old 01-14-2020, 04:41 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

No, I don't, sorry. An awful lot have died of burns and/or smoke inhalation.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:21 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

I Heard that about 1/3 of all koalas died

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Old 01-14-2020, 04:31 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

The Caulfield and Randwick horse races in Melbourne have been called of because of the thick smoke
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:45 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Whatever you’ve all been doing with the prayers for rain it’s starting to work so thank you and keep ‘em coming everyone! We’ve had some fairly decent rain in most of our capital cities in the last 48 hours but (naturally!) many fire and drought affected areas have missed out so more is needed. You can visit Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology (official Bureau of Meteorology website) and click on “Rain Radars” if you want to see where rain is falling.

It rained so hard in Brisbane last night it woke me up at about 2am and I didn’t mind one bit, it’s the most beautiful sound in the world to me right now
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:34 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Wonderful news, hope the rain keeps steady without flooding for the next few months. Absent thunderstorms/lighting, of course!
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:25 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Been very smokey in my part of Victoria the past few days, yesterday was especially bad. Could smell as soon as I woke up.




There should be a mountain (more like a big hill lol) behind here..


This is what it should look like, featuring Sunny.. (Taken a few months ago)



But despite the bad conditions, Yesterday morning the Cockatoos where having great fun in the horse arena playing with things!..
(Note the Corella that hangs around with them, I keep spotting this one Corella that is always with the cockatoos, Iíve even heard it call like a sulphur crested!.. Itís definitely not Sunny)



And on a less smokey day..
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:32 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by HannahandSunny View Post
Been very smokey in my part of Victoria the past few days, yesterday was especially bad. Could smell as soon as I woke up.
Hi HannahandSunny
Iím also in Victoria but on the nsw/ vic border, weíve had some Smokey days then itís cleared up. Wasnít too bad this week compared to new year.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:55 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Gorgeous pics regardless of smoke, Hannah. Stay safe!!

Is it common to see lone individuals hanging with other species?
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:01 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

I'm in Newcastle, NSW, miles from any of the fires, but we've been getting a lot of fallout from the Gospers Mountain blaze near Singleton. I saw the sky yesterday for the first time in weeks, thanks to a nice drop of rain. Great news was that the Wollemi National Park Fire has been quelled to the point where the secret grove of Wollemi Pines is no longer under threat!

Wollemi Pines are a living fossil and were only discovered in 1994. There are only two hundred known trees in existence in the wild, so their whereabouts have been kept strictly secret and they've been widely propagated since discovery. The thought of losing such an important botanical marvel was just chilling, but thank God, they're safe now.

PS. 'Wollemi' is pronounced 'WOLLum-eye'.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:33 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
Gorgeous pics regardless of smoke, Hannah. Stay safe!!

Is it common to see lone individuals hanging with other species?
Iím unsure. Itís odd as there is huge flocks of both Sulphur crestedís and Corellas here. I wonder how this one Corella ended up thinking it was part of the Sulphurs flock? And hasnít yet decided to join the Corellas instead. I hope he continues to do well. At least heís not with a pack of Magpies lol!

Here they are again playing with the trot pole holders (actually pottyís..) this morning. I was watching them for a while, they were having a blast!






Sorry I guess Iíve taken the post off topic! But nice to see wildlife having fun still despite the faraway devastation.
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