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Tawny Frogmouth at Tasmania's Raptor Refuge

Tawny Frogmouth

Although technically not a raptor (being more closely related to a nightjar) the Tawny Frogmouth is a very charismatic resident of the Raptor Refuge down in Kettering. None more so than these terrific little guys I captured last year with a big thanks to Jules, who works at the Refuge and often accompanies my photography...Read More

Wombat Rescue Tasmania

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting with Joy from Wombat Rescue Tasmania. She is doing an amazing job to care for these well loved critters, who sadly are facing many difficulties – most notably mange and roadkill. I was up in Miena presenting a photography workshop and the wombats stole...Read More

New Holland Honeyeater

Over this years hot and dry summer I bought a bird bath for the garden and since then have had quite a few visitors. Given the restrictions on travel right now I thought a regular “Update from the Birdbath” might be a way to pass the time. In the past few weeks I have seen...Read More

Wombat Wanderings

The common, or bare-nosed wombat is the only wombat you will find in Tasmania. The other two species found in mainland Australia are the northern and southern hairy-nosed wombats. Cradle Mountain is a bit of a hot spot for seeing wombats in the wild and last week we found this fellow wandering across the grass...Read More

Humpback Whales off Binalong Bay

During last weeks Bay of Fires workshop my guests and I were extremely fortunate to experience a small family of humpback whales off Binalong Bay! We were on board the Bay of Fires Eco Tours Cruise, and the skipper very kindly stopped and let us view the gentle giants of the ocean and we enjoyed...Read More

Glowworms in Tasmania

Well, my last post (from Japan) was about the firefly, so it is quite fitting that my first post back in Tasmania features some more “life that glows” –  the glow worm! Glow worms are not worms, they are the larval stage of a kind of gnat. They emit the light when they want to...Read More

Canary Worm – Tarkine

Well, this was a surprise – I spotted what I thought was a yellow fungi on a  mossy tree trunk up on the banks of the Savage River with my group a few weeks ago. I left the scene and came back a little while later only to find that the fungi had moved (or...Read More

Young Masked Owl at the Raptor Refuge

The Raptor Refuge in southern Tasmania has a new resident – a Tasmanian Masked Owl! The young fella, named Bentley, will likely join his brother Monty as the face of the refuge and I had the great honour of meeting him just a few weeks ago. Resplendent in his fuzzy down feathers, he looked a...Read More

Wineglass Bay Cruise

The Wineglass Bay Cruise is a great way to see the wonders of the Freycinet National Park from a unique perspective. The highlight is of course the wonderful geology of the area – the granite cliffs and sandy beaches that make this National Park such a great place to visit and explore. Another major highlight...Read More

Raptor Release 21 December 2016

The Raptor Refuge have again released a fighting fit young Wedge Tailed Eagle into the wild. Another successful raptor release yesterday, fulfilling the Refuge’s motto of “helping them soar again” out in the bushland and rolling hills of the Southern Midlands near Colebrook. In attendance at the release were Vica Bayley from the Wilderness Society...Read More

Devils@Cradle – Tasmanian Devil Park

The Devils@Cradle Wildlife Park up at Cradle Mountain is a great place to visit and learn about Tasmania’s unique “carnivorous marsupials” – the well known Tasmanian Devil and the slightly less well known quoll species. The Tasmanian Devil needs no introduction and spotting one is usually very high on a visitors list of things to...Read More