Powerful owls are gentle giants stalking our suburbs, but they are also on the edge

Powerful owls are gentle giants stalking our suburbs, but they are also on the edge

For the past several months, I’ve kept a slightly uneasy vigil on a pair of breeding powerful owls in inner Brisbane, just a couple of kilometres from home. In that time they’ve seen off crowds of curious onlookers, and a determined eviction attempt by sulphur-crested cockatoos, to raise one confident and healthy-looking chick, which will […]

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Lace Marketplace

The Lace Monitor or Lace Goanna (Varanus varius) an Australian member of the monitor lizard family. Know mostly in Australia as goannas they are the second largest lizard after the Perentie (Varanus giganteus). This specimen I found strolling on the beach, unafraid of human presence and feeding on food leftovers by the day visitors to […]

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