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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

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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

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Lake Dumbleyung, an Ancient Aboriginal Past, Granite Rocks, Caves, The Flora and Fauna – Pt 3

Lake Dumbleyung, an Ancient Aboriginal Past, Granite Rocks, Caves, The Flora and Fauna – Pt 3

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Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

My Nikon Coolpix P900 Zoom Camera – My Amazing Western Australian Wildlife and Adventure Videos and Photos

Seeing My Country Die Before My Eyes… Salinity & Rubbish Dump Groundwater Contamination

Mother Nature Will One Day Reclaim Mother Earth, Witnessing the Destruction Caused By Modern Day Man

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

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

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Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Documentaries on Donald Campbell MBE, His Bluebird Boat K7 on Lake Dumbleyung and Other Lakes etc

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Will the Empty Lake Dumbleyung in Western Australia Fill Up This Week? Big Flooding Rains Coming! Dumbleyung Lake is Filling!

Lake Dumbleyung – Western Australia – Before The Flood – 3DR Drone – Beautiful Footage

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Shire of Dumbleyung, Kukerin – Exposing its Workers, the Town Residents, the Children to Deadly Chemicals, Pesticides, Asbestos – Turning a Blind Eye!

This Ancient Dumbleyung Noongar Aboriginal Sacred Site is Being Bulldozed by the Shire of Dumbleyung

My Message to the Land Owner – Most Important Aboriginal Site in South Western Australia Destroyed

Dumbleyung Lake – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung_Lake

LIVE! 256 km Perth (Serpentine) Radar Loop
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Dumbleyung and Lake Dumbleyung is situated 250km South East of Perth and approx 39km’s East of Wagin

LIVE! 512 km composite Perth (Serpentine) Radar Loop
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Rainfall: Forecast Rainfall / western australia / great southern / wagin (My hometown Dumbleyung is 40km’s East of Wagin)
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp

Western Australia Warnings Summary
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/

Great Southern District Forecast (katanning) (Dumbleyung is 54km’s North of Katanning)
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/great-southern.shtml

Documentaries on Donald Campbell MBE, His Bluebird Boat K7 on Lake Dumbleyung and Other Lakes etc

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Dumbleyung Lake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung_Lake

The Lake

Dumbleyung District and Shire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia

Donald Campbell World Water Speed Record
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-16/bluebird-remembered-in-dumbleyung/5956920

Dumbleyung, Western Australia – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia

Shire of Dumbleyung – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shire_of_Dumbleyung

Exploring the Southern Shores of Lake Dumbleyung Western Australia – Part 1

Exploring the Southern Shores of Lake Dumbleyung Western Australia – Part 1

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Lake Dumbleyung, an Ancient Aboriginal Past, Granite Rocks, Caves, The Flora and Fauna – Pt 2

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Documentaries on Donald Campbell MBE, His Bluebird Boat K7 on Lake Dumbleyung and Other Lakes etc

Over 100 More Playlists and 1000 plus Videos
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Will the Empty Lake Dumbleyung in Western Australia Fill Up This Week? Big Flooding Rains Coming! Dumbleyung Lake is Filling!

Lake Dumbleyung – Western Australia – Before The Flood – 3DR Drone – Beautiful Footage

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Shire of Dumbleyung, Kukerin – Exposing its Workers, the Town Residents, the Children to Deadly Chemicals, Pesticides, Asbestos – Turning a Blind Eye!

This Ancient Dumbleyung Noongar Aboriginal Sacred Site is Being Bulldozed by the Shire of Dumbleyung

My Message to the Land Owner – Most Important Aboriginal Site in South Western Australia Destroyed

Dumbleyung Lake – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung_Lake

LIVE! 256 km Perth (Serpentine) Radar Loop
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR702.loop.shtml#skip

Dumbleyung and Lake Dumbleyung is situated 250km South East of Perth and approx 39km’s East of Wagin

LIVE! 512 km composite Perth (Serpentine) Radar Loop
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR701.loop.shtml

Rainfall: Forecast Rainfall / western australia / great southern / wagin (My hometown Dumbleyung is 40km’s East of Wagin)
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp

Western Australia Warnings Summary
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/

Great Southern District Forecast (katanning) (Dumbleyung is 54km’s North of Katanning)
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/great-southern.shtml

Documentaries on Donald Campbell MBE, His Bluebird Boat K7 on Lake Dumbleyung and Other Lakes etc

Lake Dumbleyung – The Great Southern – Western Australia

Dumbleyung Lake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung_Lake

The Lake

Dumbleyung District and Shire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia

Donald Campbell World Water Speed Record
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-16/bluebird-remembered-in-dumbleyung/5956920

Dumbleyung, Western Australia – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbleyung,_Western_Australia

Shire of Dumbleyung – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shire_of_Dumbleyung

Dumbleyung Landcare Stopping Soil Erosion and Salinity – Native Tree & Shrub Species Plantation

Dumbleyung Landcare Stopping Soil Erosion and Salinity – Native Tree & Shrub Species Plantation

Dumbleyung Landcare
http://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/index.php/community/landcare

Landcare Western Australia
http://www.landcarewa.org.au/

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

Mother Nature Will One Day Reclaim Mother Earth, Witnessing the Destruction Caused By Modern Day Man

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

Dumbleyung Shire Buries 1000L+ of Toxic Oil on Hill Contaminates Town Drinking Water 2km Below Hill?

The Old Govo’ Dam – Government Dam For 1900’s Steam Trains – Town Kids Swimming Hole

Salt Pan Floodplain Antique Bottle Hunting – Great Southern – Western Australia

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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

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

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

Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

These birds are so beautiful, playful and cute! The Black-Faced Woodswallow with Babies ….. sorry about the wind noise!

The Black-faced Woodswallow often associates with other species of woodswallows as well as White-winged and Varied Trillers, but it is their association with Hooded Parrots in the Northern Territory that is especially intriguing. Hooded Parrots almost always forage in the company of Black-faced Woodswallows. The woodswallows are used by the parrots as sentinels to warn of the approach of potential predators, such as Brown, Grey or Red Goshawks, and whenever the woodswallows give their alarm calls, the parrots fly away to safety.

Description

The Black-faced Woodswallow is a smokey grey-brown above with a black face around the base of the bill and the eyes. The underparts are lighter grey with a black undertail in the race cinereus or a white undertail in the race albiventris of north-eastern Queensland. The black tail feathers are tipped white. The bluish bill is tipped black. Young birds are mainly brown, with extensive streaking, the underparts are washed buff-brown and they have a pale brown bill. May be seen in groups, often with other woodswallows, and roosts in tight clusters in trees during storms or sudden cold weather.

Similar Species

The Black-faced Woodswallow is similar to the Dusky Woodswallow, A. cyanopterus, and the Masked Woodswallow, A. personatus. It differs from the Dusky by being paler overall and lacks the white streak along the leading edge of the wing. The Masked Woodswallow has a larger and more defined face mask that extends down the throat to the upper breast, bordered by a white crescent. It also has paler underparts and a pale grey rather than black tail.

Distribution

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found across mainland Australia, mainly west of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is absent from the far south-western corner of Western Australia.

Habitat

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found in open country, often far from water, as well as in open woodlands, around lakes and wetlands and in irrigated areas.

Feeding

The Black-faced Woodswallow feeds on insects. It perches on shrubs, fences and telegraph wires, darting down to catch prey and will often hover. It will also eat nectar. Often feeds in mixed flocks with swifts and swiflets, and also associates with other woodswallows and the White-winged Triller.

Breeding

Black-faced Woodswallows nest and rear their young co-operatively, often mobbing potential predators. The nests are flimsy constructions of twigs placed low in a small tree, stump or artificial structure

Dusky Woodswallow
http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/dusky-woodswallow

Source: http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-faced-woodswallow

Australian Wood Duck (Maned Duck) – Chenonetta jubata Anatidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

Australian Wood Duck (Maned Duck) – Chenonetta jubata Anatidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

The Australian Wood Duck has adapted to modified environments remarkably well. You are just as Australian Wood Ducks loafing at the edge of a farm dam or ornamental pond as beside a swamp, or swimming on a reservoir as on a lake, or foraging on a golf course or in green pasture as in a water meadow or grassland. They even sometimes build their nests in chimneys instead of tree hollows. This level of adaptability has allowed the species to expand its range greatly since Europeans colonised Australia.\

Description

The Australian Wood Duck is a medium-sized ‘goose-like’ duck with a dark brown head and a pale grey body with two black stripes along the back. Males have the darker head and a small dark mane, with a speckled brown-grey breast and a black lower belly and undertail. The females have a paler head with two white stripes, above and below the eye, a speckled breast and flanks, with a white lower belly and undertail. In flight, the wings are pale grey above, contrasting with black wingtips, and have a noticeable white bar on the underside (the secondaries). They walk easily on land and may be seen perching on logs and in trees. They will only take to open water when disturbed. This species is also known as the Maned Duck or the Maned Goose.

Similar Species

The Australian Wood Duck can be distinguished from pygmy geese,Nettapus spp, which are smaller, have bold white face markings and are usually seen on water. Whistling ducks, Dendrocygna spp, have longer legs and necks, larger more duck-like bills and tend to walk more upright. When flying, the Australian Wood Duck is the only duck with white secondary feathers and dark wingtips.

Distribution

The Australian Wood Duck is widespread in Australia, including Tasmania.

Habitat

The Australian Wood Duck is found in grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along the coast in inlets and bays. It is also common on farmland with dams, as well as around rice fields, sewage ponds and in urban parks. It will often be found around deeper lakes that may be unsuitable for other waterbirds’ foraging, as it prefers to forage on land.

Feeding

The Australian Wood Duck eats grasses, clover and other herbs, and occasionally, insects. It is rarely seen on open water, preferring to forage by dabbling in shallow water, or in grasslands and crops.

Breeding

The Australian Wood Duck forms monogamous breeding pairs that stay together year round. It nests in tree holes, above or near water, often re-using the same site. Both parents feed young and young birds remain with them up to a month after fledging.

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

White-faced Heron – Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae – The Great Southern – Western Australia

White-faced Heron – Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae – The Great Southern – Western Australia

If I have made a mistake identifying this bird, please let me know!
The White-faced Heron is particularly versatile. It can be seen in many different wetland habitats: they occur on reefs, in rock pools and mudflats by the coast, in estuaries and saltmarsh, swamps, rivers, drains and at farm dams; they even occur in pasture and hypersaline wetlands. There they can be seen foraging for a wide range of prey, mostly small aquatic creatures, using various methods, including standing and waiting for their prey, slowly stalking it, frantically dashing after it, or disturbing it by stirring the water with their feet.

Description

The White-faced Heron is mostly light blue-grey in colour, with a characteristic white face. In flight, the dark flight feathers of the wing contrast with the paler grey plumage, making this bird easily identifiable when viewed from below. It has a long, slim neck and a pointed grey-black bill. The legs are long and dull yellow in colour. Sexes are similar. When breeding, the birds have long feathers (nuptial plumes) on the head, neck and back. The White-faced Heron has a slow bouncing flight. Young White-faced Herons are similar in appearance to the non-breeding adults (no nuptial plumes), but are duller, with little or no white on the face. They often have a reddish colour on the underparts.

Distribution

White-faced Herons are the most commonly seen herons in Australia. They are found throughout the mainland and Tasmania, and most coastal islands. They also occur in Indonesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand.

Feeding

The White-faced Heron feeds on a wide variety of prey, including fish, insects and amphibians. Food is obtained in a variety of ways, such as walking and disturbing prey, searching among damp crevices or simply standing in the water and watching for movement.

Breeding

White-faced Herons may breed outside the breeding season in response to rainfall. Both sexes share the building of the nest, incubation of the eggs and care of the young. The nest is an untidy structure of sticks, placed in a tree. Normally only one brood of young is raised in a year.

Souce: http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/white-faced-heron

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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

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