Animals we’ve encountered

There are a lot of different animals here. Since our arrival, one, or both, of us has seen:


  • Goanna or lace monitor lizard
  • Black rock skink
  • Nobbi or Jacky Dragon
  • Gecko


  • Eastern grey kangaroo
  • Wallaby
  • Ring-tailed possum
  • Fox
  • Hare


  • Masked lapwing (plover)
  • Australian wood duck
  • White faced heron
  • Great egret
  • Dusky moorhen
  • Purple swamphen
  • Gallah
  • Sulphur crested cockatoo
  • Blue faced honeyeater
  • Superb fairy wren
  • Crimson rosella
  • Eastern rosella
  • Red rumped parrot
  • Yellow-billed spoonbill
  • Silvereye
  • Sacred kingfisher
  • Yellow parrot
  • Blue winged parrot
  • Australian darter
  • Turquoise parrot
  • Cormorant
  • Orange chat
  • Crimson chat
  • New Holland honeyeater
  • Red Wattlebird
  • Golden Whistler
  • Grey necked heron
  • Willy wagtail
  • Red-backed kingfisher
  • King parrot
  • western corella

Spiders and other bugs

  • Red back spider
  • Huntsman spider
  • White tail spider
  • Wolf spider
  • Swift ground spider
  • St Andrews cross spider
  • Stick insect
  • Praying mantis
  • Black field cricket
  • Green potato bug

More details, and photos of some, to follow.

2 Responses to Animals we’ve encountered

  1. Heather Archibald says:

    That Green Potato bug looks like a friendly fellow! Now all you need on your blog is some photos so that people can vote scary/not scary : ).

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