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A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

An Extreme Case of Soil Erosion and Salinity
The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

See these Good Documentarys …

See here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-28/the-silent-killer-making-inroads-into-farmland/1921554

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River & Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River & Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

An Extreme Case of Soil Erosion and Salinity – The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

See these Good Documentarys …

See here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-28/the-silent-killer-making-inroads-into-farmland/1921554

Memories – The Legendary Black Duck Motorcycle Rally – Lake Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Memories – The Legendary Black Duck Motorcycle Rally – Lake Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Please Watch this Classic Legendary Vintage Footage!
The 1977 Black Duck Rally

Black Duck Motorcycle Rally 1981 Western Australia

The Black Duck Rally Returns 1985

Longer Versions with Classic Number 1 Music Hits of the Relevant Rally Year

1977 Black Duck Rally – Old School Aussie Bikies, Biker Gangs – Lake Dumbleyung – W.A.

1981 Black Duck Rally – Old School Aussie Bikies, Biker Gangs – Lake Dumbleyung – W.A.

1985 Black Duck Rally – Old School Aussie Bikies, Biker Gangs – Lake Dumbleyung – W.A.

I hope this brings back some happy memories to the local Dumbleyung Folk and the Bikies who attended this memorable event!

“The Black Duck Rally for touring motorcycles was first held at Lake Dumbleyung Wagin Western Australia in 1977. By 1985 when this rally film was shot the rally had deteriorated into a frenzy of drinking, burnouts and mindless fun. Not as innocent as the first Black Duck…by 1985 the touring side of things had less emphasis and the behaviour was more bikie-ish. Sleep was impossible. The last one I went to, it was no longer as much fun. Sound like an old phart eh? Murray Barnard – www.ozebook.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/tr500/ ”

1977 Black Duck Rally – Old School Aussie Bikies, Biker Gangs – Dumbleyung – W.A. … All Film Rights to YouTube User TR500 https://www.youtube.com/user/tr500/

Old School Motorbike Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/tr500/search?query=rally

The Majestic Wedge Tail Eagle – Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

The Majestic Wedge Tail Eagle – Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

My Wedged Tail Eagle Videos

My Playlist on Birds in My Area
Bird Sightings & Species of the Great Southern Area & Dumbleyung – Western Australia

First Time Nikon Coolpix P900 – Amazing Reptile Footage – Long Distance Shot – Earth is Flat!

Check out all of my amazing playlists of my adventures
https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/playlists

First Time Nikon Coolpix P900 – Amazing Reptile Footage – Long Distance Shot – So I bought the Nikon Coolpix P900 to help with the effort to provide more convincing undeniable evidence that the Earth is Flat… so please subscribe and stay tuned! Flat Earth Proof Videos Coming Soon

See Evidence here: nikon coolpix p900 flat earth proofs!
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nikon+coolpix+p900+flat+earth

The P900 delivers the highest zoom in its class with 83x optical zoom (24mm – 2000mm) See Nikon Info here … amazing camera!

http://www.nikon.com.au/en_AU/product/digital-compact-cameras/performance/coolpix-p900

The Majestic Wedge Tail Eagle – Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

A Tree Full of Water! – Old Brass Tap on Tree used by Wood Cutters & Early Pioneers for Fresh Water

A Tree Full of Water! – Old Brass Tap on Tree used by Wood Cutters & Early Pioneers for Fresh Water

Outback Survival Tip – The Australian Water Tree – these trees are all around Australia, if you ever get lost in the Australian Bush or in the Outback – keep an eye out for the Australian Water Tree, they always have these large bumps or bulbs on them… usually they will carry around 50 litres of fresh water to survive on. They have saved many a life in the Aussie Bush! Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AV7KrKj0Jg

A Tree Full of Water! – Old Brass Tap on Tree used by Wood Cutters & Early Pioneers for Fresh Water

Australian Hobby – Falco longipennis Falconidae – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Australian Hobby – Falco longipennis Falconidae – The Great Southern – Western Australia

One of the alternative names for the Australian Australian is the ‘Little Duck Hawk’, which is more than a little misleading. Although Hobbies regularly eat birds, they are not able to kill birds that are bigger than they are, and Hobbies are smaller than most ducks. In fact, it is the similar but larger Peregrine Falcon that often eats ducks, and the Hobby is simply considered by some people to be a smaller version of a Peregrine.

Often seen dashing past, either low to the ground or just above the treetops, the Australian Hobby is often seen hunting in vegetated urban areas, as well as in almost any lightly timbered country. Their flight varies from swift and direct with flickering wing-beats to gliding and soaring, and they regularly catch their food—small birds and insects—in the air. They sometimes eat it on the wing too, or land on a high perch where it can be torn apart. Their call is a shrill chatter.

Description

A medium-sized falcon, the Australian Hobby has long, narrow, pointed, scythe-shaped wings and a long, square-cut tail. It has a generally dark head with a light half-collar that does not extend all the way across the back of its neck. The upperparts are blackish grey, with darker barring on the tail, which also has a fine white tip. The underparts are rufous brown with darker streaks, while the underwing is rufous-brown with buff-coloured spots. The bill is blue-grey near the base and blackish at the tip; the cere (at the very base of the bill) is pale yellow, as are the legs and feet. Young birds generally have darker plumage.

Similar Species

The Peregrine Falcon appears quite similar but is usually larger and more robust, with broader wings that have more rounded tips, and a proportionately shorter, broader tail. The underbody of a Peregrine Falcon is whitish with fine blackish barring (not rufous brown with darker streaks), and in flight, its underwings are greyish white with fine barring, rather than the rufous brown with buff spots of the Hobby. The flight of the Peregrine is characterised by shallow wing-beats, rather than flickering ones.
The wings of a Nankeen Kestrel are shorter, broader and rounder, while its tail is proportionately longer and with a rounded or slightly wedge-shaped tip. Its plumage is quite different, with chestnut upperparts and whitish underparts.

Distribution

The Australian Hobby is widespread throughout mainland Australia as well as in Tasmania.

Habitat

The Australian Hobby mostly inhabits lightly timbered landscapes, especially open forests and woodlands or mosaics of trees and open areas, including wooded farmland, timbered wetlands and well-vegetated suburbs.

Feeding

Hobbies mostly eat small birds, but sometimes also take insects. Their prey is usually caught in mid air, with the hobby swooping down from above, flying out from a prominent perch, or flying quickly—sometimes just above the ground—and taking prey that is unwary or flushed. They also sometimes crash into the foliage of trees to flush out potential prey. They occasionally take prey that has been disturbed by stock or farming machinery, and they often hunt cooperatively.

Breeding

Always using the stick nests of other species—especially crows and ravens, Whistling Kites and Australian Magpies—Australian Hobbies use the nests as they find them, and seldom, if ever, add nesting material to a nest to repair it or reline its interior. They lay 2–4 off-white or pinkish eggs with darker spots or blotches on them. Although both sexes incubate the eggs, incubation is mostly performed by the female Hobby, and may last for about a month.

Source
http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-hobby

My Playlist on Birds in My Area
Bird Sightings & Species of the Great Southern Area & Dumbleyung – Western Australia

First Time Nikon Coolpix P900 – Amazing Reptile Footage – Long Distance Shot – Earth is Flat!

Check out all of my amazing playlists of my adventures
https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/playlists

First Time Nikon Coolpix P900 – Amazing Reptile Footage – Long Distance Shot – So I bought the Nikon Coolpix P900 to help with the effort to provide more convincing undeniable evidence that the Earth is Flat… so please subscribe and stay tuned! Flat Earth Proof Videos Coming Soon

See Evidence here: nikon coolpix p900 flat earth proofs!
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nikon+coolpix+p900+flat+earth

The P900 delivers the highest zoom in its class with 83x optical zoom (24mm – 2000mm) See Nikon Info here … amazing camera!

http://www.nikon.com.au/en_AU/product/digital-compact-cameras/performance/coolpix-p900

Would You Drink a Glass of Weed Killing Round Up? The Monsato Boss Would!

Would You Drink a Glass of Weed Killing Round Up? The Monsato Boss Would!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

… and The Deadly Chemicals Sprayed on our Foods all for the Sake of Profit and Gain

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

So this big cage will be full up to the top by the end of each year … It really makes you wonder, if not understand how we are all being poisoned by these deadly chemicals that farmers spray on wheat, barley, oats and other crops, that help feed these over populated world! (No blame to the farmers) But a big pat on the back to the chemical free and bio dynamic organic farmers throughout Australia…. this really needs to stop, but it never will!

All of these deadly chemicals leak into our water system, it affects everything from frogs, to birdlife to humans, nothing is left untouched! We just turn a blind eye to it unfortunately and hope for the best!

Food chain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

Two and a half million tons of industrial pesticides are used each year around the world to suppress or destroy a variety of organisms considered a nuisance to human beings. Specifically formulated to be deadly to living organisms, pesticides are acutely toxic to human beings…and most of them end up in our food and water sources. They include,

Insecticides, the most widely used of all pesticides, kill insects
Herbicides destroy weeds or unwanted vegetation
Fungicides protect seeds against fungi living in soils
Bactericides control harmful bacteria
Virucides suppress viruses
Nematicides control nematodes (roundworms)
Miticides kill mites and ticks
Rodenticides control rodents
“When herbicides and pesticides were invented, 37 percent of our crops were being destroyed by pests,” explains Dr. Hanley. “Now, 57 years later, more than 37 percent are being destroyed.”

Of the more than 800,000 species of insects known to exist, very few are harmful to plants, animals, or human beings. While pesticides offer some benefits, many question why they are still so widely used; rather than killing insects, pesticides seem most effective at destroying human health.

Chronic, Long-term Health Effects Of Pesticide Exposure

“Herbicides kill plants,” says Dr. Hanley. “The reason these chemicals work is because they’re toxins. Things that damage the plant’s ability to reproduce, damage our ability to reproduce, too. Humans are in the midst of an infertility epidemic. There are all of these substances in the food chain that interfere with reproduction.”

Chronic health problems linked to pesticides include adverse neurological effects such as a fourfold increased risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, shortened attention span, memory disorders, and reduced coordination; reproductive problems including miscarriages; reduced infant development; birth defects; depression; and cancer.

Please read more about Pesticides in the Food Chain here: http://www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/pesticides.aspx

The Very Last Sandalwood Tree in My Hometown of Dumbleyung in Western Australia – Once there were Millions!

The Very Last Sandalwood Tree in My Hometown of Dumbleyung in Western Australia – Once there were Millions!

A Bit of Aboriginal Bush Tucker from Western Australia – Sandalwood Nuts

Bridal Creeper Wreaking Havoc on Native Bushland & Ancient Sandalwood Oil Trees

W.A. Bush Tucker Bushwalk Tips – Walking through Spiderwebs & Quandong & Sandalwood Seed Differences

The Very Last Sandalwood Tree in Dumbleyung – Western Australia – Once there were Millions!

Native Birds will Love You for this! Recycle Your Old Pillows, Dog Fur & Brush Hair, & Vacuums

Native Birds will Love You for this! Recycle Your Old Pillow Fluff, Dog & Human Hair, Vacuum Dust…use your imagination!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

… and The Deadly Chemicals Sprayed on our Foods all for the Sake of Profit and Gain

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

So this big cage will be full up to the top by the end of each year … It really makes you wonder, if not understand how we are all being poisoned by these deadly chemicals that farmers spray on wheat, barley, oats and other crops, that help feed these over populated world! (No blame to the farmers) But a big pat on the back to the chemical free and bio dynamic organic farmers throughout Australia…. this really needs to stop, but it never will!

All of these deadly chemicals leak into our water system, it affects everything from frogs, to birdlife to humans, nothing is left untouched! We just turn a blind eye to it unfortunately and hope for the best!

Food chain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

Two and a half million tons of industrial pesticides are used each year around the world to suppress or destroy a variety of organisms considered a nuisance to human beings. Specifically formulated to be deadly to living organisms, pesticides are acutely toxic to human beings…and most of them end up in our food and water sources. They include,

Insecticides, the most widely used of all pesticides, kill insects
Herbicides destroy weeds or unwanted vegetation
Fungicides protect seeds against fungi living in soils
Bactericides control harmful bacteria
Virucides suppress viruses
Nematicides control nematodes (roundworms)
Miticides kill mites and ticks
Rodenticides control rodents
“When herbicides and pesticides were invented, 37 percent of our crops were being destroyed by pests,” explains Dr. Hanley. “Now, 57 years later, more than 37 percent are being destroyed.”

Of the more than 800,000 species of insects known to exist, very few are harmful to plants, animals, or human beings. While pesticides offer some benefits, many question why they are still so widely used; rather than killing insects, pesticides seem most effective at destroying human health.

Chronic, Long-term Health Effects Of Pesticide Exposure

“Herbicides kill plants,” says Dr. Hanley. “The reason these chemicals work is because they’re toxins. Things that damage the plant’s ability to reproduce, damage our ability to reproduce, too. Humans are in the midst of an infertility epidemic. There are all of these substances in the food chain that interfere with reproduction.”

Chronic health problems linked to pesticides include adverse neurological effects such as a fourfold increased risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, shortened attention span, memory disorders, and reduced coordination; reproductive problems including miscarriages; reduced infant development; birth defects; depression; and cancer.

Please read more about Pesticides in the Food Chain here: http://www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/pesticides.aspx