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Old Worker Campsite, Old Silver, Coins, Crockery and Old Bottles on an Ancient Eroded Salt Pan

Old Worker Campsite, Old Silver, Coins, Crockery and Old Bottles on an Ancient Eroded Salt Pan

Fossiking & Mudlarking

Antique Bottle Digging – Western Australia

My Favourite Digging Finds

My Aussie Metal Detecting, Digging & Relic Hunting Finds Archive!

Metal Detecting Tips

Metal Detecting with Wild Warrior Bill

My Favourite Digging Finds – Old Bottles – Ceramic Ware – Pioneer Relics of the Past

Metal Detecting The Old Dumbleyung Nippering Aboriginal Bush Reserve & Home Site – Western Australia – Full Series

My Favourite Metal Detecting Finds

Echidna Rescue – Injured & Run Over – Busy Albany Highway – Released Dumbleyug Nature Reserve

Echidna Rescue – Injured & Run Over – Busy Albany Highway – Released Dumbleyug Nature Reserve

Other Echidna Encounters
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Western Australian Wildlife

Animal Rescues

A Friendly Encounter with a Western Australian Echidna in the Wild – Lifetime Memory

Echidna Rescue – Injured & Run Over – Busy Albany Highway – Released Dumbleyug Nature Reserve

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
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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!
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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

3DR Drone – Beautiful Lakes of Dumbleyung – Western Australia – Summer Lighting Thunderstorm

3DR Drone – Beautiful Lakes of Dumbleyung – Western Australia – Summer Lighting Thunderstorm

I have some really beautiful drone footage of Lake Dumbleyung in Western Australia coming soon..stay tuned! See Just the drone footage, plus extra drone footage of beautiful ancient ice age era lakes here and also Lake Dumbleyung preview here

Bird Watching Roadtrip Ends in Stunning Thunderstorm Chase – Drone Footage – Beautiful Pink Lake

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

Bronze Wing Pigeon Protecting Its Nest from Marauding Pied Butcher Birds

Bronze Wing Pigeon Protecting Its Nest from Marauding Pied Butcher Birds

Common Bronzewing
Phaps chalcoptera
Columbidae

The Common Bronzewing is most often seen while it is feeding as it walks along bush tracks or quiet country roads, pecking at fallen seeds on the ground. Although seeds from wattle trees are its favoured fare, bronzewings will also eat the seeds of many other trees and shrubs. When they are flushed from the ground, their wings make a loud clattering or clapping sound as they take off, and their flight is strong, swift and direct, before they land in a tree nearby.

Identification
Description

Common Bronzewings are medium-sized, heavily built pigeons. The male has a yellow-white forehead and pink breast. Both sexes have a clear white line below and around the eye and patches of green, blue and red in the wing, characteristic of all bronzewings. The Common Bronzewing is a cautious pigeon, and rarely allows close approach. If startled, it flies away with a clatter, keeping low to the ground while moving in a steady, direct manner. Young Common Bronzewings are duller and browner than the adults. The metallic wing patch is absent or not easily seen.

Similar Species

Common Bronzewings can be distinguished from the similar Brush Bronzewing, P. elegans, by their pinkish-grey breast, light brown nape and back, and pale throat (rather than grey breast and chestnut nape, back and throat).

Location
Distribution

Common Bronzewings are one of the most plentiful and commonly seen pigeons in Australia.

Habitat

Common Bronzewings are found in almost every habitat type, with the exception of the most barren areas and densest rainforests. Common Bronzewings are normally seen alone, in pairs or in small flocks, and are rarely found far from water.

Behaviour
Feeding

The Common Bronzewing feeds on seeds and other vegetable matter. The birds feed on the ground and in small parties. These small groups need to drink frequently, and visit waterholes during either the day or night.

Breeding

Common Bronzewings build an untidy nest of sticks and twigs. It is normally placed low down in a tree or bush, but may be up to 20 m above the ground. The creamy-white eggs are incubated by both parents. Both adults also share the care of the young birds, which are born naked and helpless and are completely dependent on their parents. Bronzewings, like other pigeons, secrete a special milk-like substance from their crop, which is fed to the young chicks.

Source
http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/Common-Bronzewing

Bird Watching Roadtrip Ends in Stunning Thunderstorm Chase – Lake Dumbleyung – Beautiful Pink Lake

Bird Watching Roadtrip Ends in Stunning Thunderstorm Chase – Lake Dumbleyung – Beautiful Pink Lake

I have some really beautiful drone footage of Lake Dumbleyung in Western Australia coming soon..stay tuned! See Just the drone footage, plus extra drone footage of beautiful ancient ice age era lakes here and also Lake Dumbleyung preview here

Bird Watching Roadtrip Ends in Stunning Thunderstorm Chase – Drone Footage – Beautiful Pink Lake

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

Frog Rescue – The Banjo Frog and the Bleating Toadlet – Great Southern – Western Australia

Frog Rescue – The Banjo Frog and the Bleating Toadlet – Great Southern – Western Australia

UPDATE! IN QUITE A FEW OF MY PREVIOUS VIDEOS I REFERRED TO THE BLEATING TOADLET AS THE WESTERN TOADLET… WELL I WAS INCORRECT … A VERY SIMILAR SPECIES BUT THE WESTERN TOADLET IS MORE EAST AND INLAND FROM MY AREA IN THE GREAT SOUTHERN REGION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA… MY APOLOGIES, IT IS ACTUALLY THE BLEATING TOADLET … SEE INFO HERE:
http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frogwatch/frogs/bleating-froglet

Frogs & Tadpoles of the Upper Great Southern Region – South East Western Australia

Western Toadlet | Western Australian Museum
http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frogwatch/frogs/western-toadlet

Frogs & Tadpoles of the Upper Great Southern Region – South East Western Australia

Giant Mutant Rare Western Spotted Frog Caught at Contaminated Toxic Rubbish Dump

Spotlighting the Very Rare Dumbleyungus Corruptus Shireus Western Spotted Frog

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

Frogs & Tadpoles of the Upper Great Southern Region – South East Western Australia

Western Australian Flora, Wild Flowers, Orchids, Tree and Plant Species – Great Southern Region

Insects, Butterfly’s & Moths of the Upper Great Southern Western Australia

Western Australian Creepy Crawlies

All of my Awesome Videos and Playlists!
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Catching Some Native Bleating Toadlet Tadpoles in an Ancient Aboriginal Water Spring

Bucket List Wishlist – Drone Chasing Willy Willy’s – Dust Devils in South East Western Australia

Bucket List Wishlist – Drone Chasing Willy Willy’s – Dust Devils in South East Western Australia

Australian Mini Tornado – Also Known as a Willy Willy or Dust Devil

South East Western Australian Storm Chasing & Natural Weather Events

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

When Greedy Bottle Diggers & Relic Hunters Dig on Your Hard Earned Territory – Friendship Betrayal!

When Greedy Bottle Diggers & Relic Hunters Dig on Your Hard Earned Territory – Friendship Betrayal!

When Other Greedy Bottle Diggers & Relic Hunters Dig on Your Hard Earned Territory – pretty sad I reckon!

My Interesting Playlists

My Hometown – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Bottle Digging

Wild Bill’s Most Favourite Finds – Detecting – Relics – Bottles etc

Metal Detecting Tips

Metal Detecting with Wild Warrior Bill

My Favourite Metal Detecting Finds

Dry Blowing & Using a Fire Pump to Find Coins, Relics etc

Sifting for Relics, Coins & Treasure

Rubbish Dump – Trash & Treasure, Picking, Thrift, Antique, Art Deco to Retro, Flea Market, Iron, Rustic, Blacksmith, 1800’s to 2000’s Finds

All My Playlists here … over 100!
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