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« Reply #300 on: October 25, 2019, 12:54:47 PM »
Wow!  How wonderful.  Is that in Melbourne, Stanley?

The best I can offer is that we've had visits to our garden this week from a diamond python (looking for rodents under our bird feeders), a red belly black snake (looking for frogs in our pond) and a dwarf crowned snake (he didn't inform me as to why he was loitering).  Things are hotting up in the mountains!

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« Reply #301 on: October 25, 2019, 07:40:45 PM »
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Is that in Melbourne, Stanley?

Right in the middle of Melbourne; 367 Collins St.
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« Reply #302 on: October 25, 2019, 07:56:43 PM »
Wow again!  Do hope they survive and that they've got good people looking out for them.  Keep us tooned!
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« Reply #303 on: October 25, 2019, 09:45:18 PM »
I have stumbled upon another falconcam closer to you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XegnnFZbHSE

Orange NSW.

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« Reply #304 on: October 26, 2019, 06:53:06 AM »
Just adorable!  Thanks, Stanley.
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« Reply #305 on: October 29, 2019, 10:04:49 AM »
Stanley, I see in today's News that one of our falcon babies in Melbourne has died.  Very sad.
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« Reply #306 on: October 29, 2019, 01:01:38 PM »
Thanks for all the nature news!  For some reason (maybe because I was traveling?), I missed the messages about the crane flies, so I was glad to catch up.  That photo of the Pantophthalmus fly is amazing!

I've had my own little example of peculiar nature - my neighbor brought me a tomato (perfectly ordinary grocery store purchase) in fine condition except - it has little seedlings which have pushed through the skin to the outside!  According to someone who saw it when I posted it on another site, it is an example of vivipary (basically premature birth!). "Vivipary occurs when the hormones that keep seeds dormant run out or become exhausted, either by the natural maturity of the fruit (over ripening) or from nutrient deficiencies."

Interestingly, though tomatoes are one of the vegetables/fruits where this is a most common occurrence, almost none of the 200-some people replying to that post had ever seen it. Considering how common tomatoes are (I probably eat at least 70+ in a typical year, and that's gone on for a lot of years - must be several thousand by this time), it seems surprising that more of us haven't come across them.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Tomato Vivipary: Learn About Seeds Germinating In A Tomato https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/seeds-germinating-in-tomato.htm


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« Reply #307 on: October 29, 2019, 09:22:09 PM »
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Stanley, I see in today's News that one of our falcon babies in Melbourne has died.  Very sad.

Yes, the discussion said it was looking unwell. My wife won't watch it and relies on me for updates because she watched it a couple of years ago when they all died. It was thought the parents brought back a poisoned bird/rat.

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« Reply #308 on: October 30, 2019, 08:08:21 AM »
I read somewhere yesterday that they're suspecting diseased pigeons.  But anything's possible.  I certainly sympathise with your wife, Stanley.  It's a jungle out there.  Even in the city!
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« Reply #309 on: November 05, 2019, 06:33:59 PM »
They look to be ready to fledge for anyone who's interested...

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« Reply #310 on: November 05, 2019, 07:09:21 PM »
Ooooh yes.  Haven't looked for about a week.  Thanks Stanley. 
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« Reply #311 on: November 10, 2019, 10:56:36 PM »
One falcon fledged yesterday (9 November) and there is question as to the other, but she is back tonight on Mum's perch. Consensus is tomorrow it will fly off too.
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« Reply #312 on: November 11, 2019, 07:04:18 PM »
Looks like an empty nest in Collins Street today.  The one in Orange is still occupied by a couple of almost-fledged babies.  Eeeeeek!  Just saw Mum/Dad bring back a dead bird (I think) for the kids' dinner.  Nature takes no prisoners Stanley!
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« Reply #313 on: November 11, 2019, 08:26:39 PM »
'Nature is red in tooth and claw' (Tennyson).

Nature is wonderful and fascinating - on David Attenborough TV programmes!

[ps His latest series - 'Seven Worlds - One Planet' is stupendous! Watch out for it.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlFRPkT-hVc

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« Reply #314 on: November 11, 2019, 09:06:06 PM »
It is still there this evening but at the opposite end to the camera. Parents delivered a headless pigeon this morning but took it away after a couple of hours because it wasn't doing anything with it.

There were over 600 people looking at falcon poo at one time today!