Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 5, 2018

Left of Field

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 11:55 pm

Mount Field National Park – Tasmania

After Bruny Island, I went back to the Tasmanian mainland and headed west to Mount Field where I stayed at the wonderful Left of Field Camp Ground. Adrian, the owner, took us on a walk in the afternoon to see the platypuses (platypi ?) in the creek. The creek was flowing strongly and near the bridge we were surprised to find this platypus in a bit puddle near the bridge. He was covered in mud and scooping up something out of the puddle.

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Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

I cropped this one massively to get a good look at his eyes and head. He is covered in mud. Later he jumped into the creek and washed it all off.

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

We crossed the bridge and went for a circuit around the sewerage treatment ponds. One of the kids saw a snake and Adrian Reckoned it might have been a tiger snake.

Ants in disturbed nest
Ants in disturbed nest

I think these are jumping jack ants, and it looks like a larva or is it larvae?

Brown Falcon
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)

Plus a bonus photo of a Brown Falcon I got when I was leaving Bruny Island.

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