“Susan and myself invite you to locate that one mysterious photo and write us your thoughts on it. Remember the photo is a flash back to the past and not a recent one of yourself or family ( unless of course you have an early photo of yourself which is welcomed). “
Well the words mysterious photo for the challenge made me think……..
Here is a rare family photo of the Red-necked Wallabies in my garden. It is not often that I see a Female and her Joey with a Male so close together.
This is a story in pictures of the little Joeys growth since we first saw him. I am guessing a him but I don’t really have any idea if the Joey is female or male.
Still not much hair but hanging out of the pouch a bit more
The pink skin is slowly being covered. Same hang about attitude though.
Getting bigger and bolder
More fur and still likes to hang about
Almost completely covered in fur and is curious about the ground and food.
and just like that, out of the pouch
Still likes to hang close to Mum. Sometimes has a bit of a play. Jumping up at Mum’s head or grabbing on to her neck.
Learning how to scratch that itch with those huge feet.
and with that it’s time to follow Mum into the bush
This morning I thought I would get a video of Joey in the garden. This is taken through the kitchen window. My video skills need improving and I tried to use an editing suite but failed. The Wallaby in the foreground isn’t Joeys Mum. Joeys Mum is behind the Grevillea. Enjoy a very fast wallaby zooming around the garden
Day 1: the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in the pouch can for a bit of supplementary food in the morning
Day 2: I went to visit my daughter. Always have to open this gate on the road between two properties at Lilydale
Day 3: My bestie and I went for a drive in the countryside. Found this letter box
Day 4: We went for a walk to see how much of my place has recovered from the devastating fire in December. Growing among some burnt wood a tiny Sunflower showed it’s sunny face. It was probably dropped by a bird from the seed I was putting out for the birds when the place was a charred mess and not much food for the animals and birds.
Day 5: The Caper White Butterflies have turned up on the usual migration. I am glad they like to stop over at my place to refuel before heading off again.
Day 6: I had to go to town to get my car repaired. Keeping my social distance I walked around town taking a few photos. This looks like someone had a helper in the demolition of the front fence.
Day 7: A female Satin Bower Bird came to have a look around the verandah. The photo was taken from my chair in my office through the glass door. It has to be a stealthy, quick shot as they sense the slightest movement and fly off lickerty split.
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Since the fire, I have been putting out food for the Red-necked Wallabies and anyone else who was hungry. A while ago I noticed one of the females pouch was getting bigger and eventually a Joey poked their head out (Jump for Joy) and the update
This morning a Red-necked Wallaby hopped in to the garden. I have seen her before as she was one of the regulars who came for food. Today, I noticed her pouch was a bit squirmy and yes she also has a Joey.
As the Wallabies have Joeys, it points to a good season ahead. When the years are not that good as the past 2 – 3 years have been, there hasn’t been many young around. During hard times, Wallabies won’t produce young.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for others now. Having a photographic record I should be able to identify the females and those who have young.