movies of tidbinbilla


Instructions: Double-click to play and single-click to stop. It might take a couple minutes for all of the movies to load.

This is the same emu that ate our cheetos. Emus are omnivores. They eat a variety of plants and insects. The type of plants depend on the season. As for insects, they eat crickets, catipilars (soldier and saltbrush), grasshoppers, bong-ong and cottonball moth larvae, and ants. (information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu#Diet.)








This park is filled with tors (igneos intrusion rocks that over time have been eroded), gum trees, hills and wildlife. It is said that many wildlife prefer to live in these tors; snakes, rock wallabies, and lizards are an example.








This particular gum tree is a ribbon bark gum tree. The bark fibers come in long, thin strands but are still loosely attached. In fact, gum trees shed more bark than leaves.








This is the Australian pelican, only found (naturally) in Australia. I have no clue what it is doing unless if it is having intense hiccups or gargaling.










This here is a brolga, also called an australian crane. It really put a show for us. An adult brolga can be as tall as 4 ft. It can have a wingspan of up to 7 feet. Brolgas are known for its mating dances.










We believe that this is a water moccasin. Water moccasins are poisonous. Adults often exceed 31 inches. Sometimes as long as 71 inches. Diet: mammals, birds, other snakes, turtles, amphibians, and fish.








Posted by Joe on January 23, 2009, Canberra.