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Kanawinka Flora and Fauna

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It has been an unusually wet Spring in SW Victoria and so we have seen some different types of wildlife around the place. This little chick is an Australasian Grebe or Little Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae), that my daughter found in our farm dam. The mother built a floating nest on the pump pipe and laid 3 eggs. She tends to dive a lot when frightened and lets out a loud “tik-tik” call. We have also found a lot of different tadpoles and frogs in a swampy area behind the dam and identified one as a Southern Brown tree frog. I haven’t been able to identify this little fella in the picture below, so if you know what it is, please leave me  a comment. I have been uploading some of our nature pics to Flickr, using the #pics4school and #kanawinka tags, if you are interested in more images of flora and fauna from our local area.

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