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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
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

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

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

Other Videos and Video Playlist

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

Flooding rain water slowly on the move after distant rain – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Flooding rain water slowly on the move after distant rain – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Amazing Slow Incoming Desert Salt Pan Flood – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

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

Amazing Slow Incoming Desert Salt Pan Flood – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

Amazing Slow Incoming Desert Salt Pan Flood – Dumbleyung – Western Australia

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

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

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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

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

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

Pink and Grey Galah (Cocky) – The Great Southern – Western Australia – (Eolophus roseicapilla)

Pink and Grey Galah (Cocky) – The Great Southern – Western Australia – (Eolophus roseicapilla)

Galahs were once confined to the open plains that occur beyond the inland slopes of the Great Divide in eastern Australia, north of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, and north of the Mulga–Eucalypt line in Western Australia. However, following the clearing of subcoastal woodlands for farming, Galahs began to flood in, taking advantage of the new habitat and its abundant supply of food. They even spread to the coasts, where they are now a familiar sight in the cities.

Basic Information
Scientific Name: Eolophus roseicapillus
Featured bird groups: Parrots
Atlas Number:
273
What does it look like?
Description:
The Galah can be easily identified by its rose-pink head, neck and underparts, with paler pink crown, and grey back, wings and undertail. Birds from the west of Australia have comparatively paler plumage. Galahs have a bouncing acrobatic flight, but spend much of the day sheltering from heat in the foliage of trees and shrubs. Huge noisy flocks of birds congregate and roost together at night.

Similar species:
The Galah is generally unmistakable, but in flight may resemble aGang-gang Cockatoo in shape.

Where does it live?
Distribution:
The Galah is one of the most abundant and familiar of the Australian parrots, occurring over most of Australia, including some offshore islands.

Habitat:
The Galah is found in large flocks in a variety of timbered habitats, usually near water.

What does it do?
Feeding:
Galahs form huge, noisy flocks which feed on seeds, mostly from the ground. Seeds of grasses and cultivated crops are eaten, making these birds agricultural pests in some areas. Birds may travel large distances in search of favourable feeding grounds.

Breeding:
Galahs form permanent pair bonds, although a bird will take a new partner if the other one dies. The nest is a tree hollow or similar location, lined with leaves. Both sexes incubate the eggs and care for the young. There is high chick mortality in Galahs, with up to 50 % of chicks dying in the first six months. Galahs have been recorded breeding with other members of the cockatoo family, both in the wild and captivity. These include the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, C. galerita.

Living with us
The Galah is becoming more abundant around areas of human habitation, with the growth in population largely a result of increasing availability of food and water. Escaped aviary birds have also contributed to these numbers.

References:
Parrots and Pigeons of Australia
Source:
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Eolophus-roseicapillus
http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/galah

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Peewee Magpie Drinking Water – West Australian Farm Dam – Magpie-Lark – (Grallina cyanoleuca)

Peewee Magpie Drinking Water – West Australian Farm Dam – Magpie-Lark – (Grallina cyanoleuca)

Basic Information
Scientific Name: Grallina cyanoleuca
Featured bird groups: Survey speciesTop 40 Bird Songs
Atlas Number:
415
What does it look like?
Description:
The Magpie-lark is distinctively marked in black and white. The thin whitish bill and pale iris separate it from other similarly coloured species. The adult male Magpie-lark has a white eyebrow and black face, while the female has an all-white face with no white eyebrow. Young birds have a black forehead, a white eyebrow and a white throat. The Magpie-lark is often referred to as a Peewee or Pee Wee, after the sound of its distinctive calls.

Similar species:
The name Magpie-lark is quite misleading, as the species has no link with either the magpies or the larks. However, the Magpie-lark is sometimes confused with the Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen. While both species are black and white, the Magpie-lark is noticeably smaller than the Australian Magpie.

Where does it live?
Distribution:
Magpie-larks are confined to Australasia, being found throughout Australia (although only a rare vagrant to Tasmania), southern New Guinea and Timor.

Habitat:
Magpie-larks are found in almost any habitat except rainforests and the driest deserts and are familiar urban birds.

Seasonal movements:
Seasonal migrations;non-breeding and young birds form large nomadic flocks, sometimes consisting of several thousand individuals; mainly move north in autumn/winter and south in spring/summer

What does it do?
Feeding:
The Magpie-lark is mostly ground-dwelling, and is usually seen slowly searching on the ground for a variety of insects and their larvae, as well as earthworms and freshwater invertebrates.

Breeding:
Magpie-larks build an unusual mud nest and generally breed from August to December (though may occasionally breed outside this time). During the breeding season both the male and female gather wet mud and construct a bowl-shaped nest on a horizontal branch, or similar site, often up to 20 m above the ground. The bowl is lined with feathers and grasses. The male and female birds often sit side by side and call alternately, each raising and lowering their wings as they do so. Magpie-larks aggressively defend their nest and territory, which may occupy up to 10 ha. Both parents share the incubation duties and care for the young. If conditions are favourable, more than one brood may be reared in a year.

Living with us
Magpie-larks can be aggressive during breeding season.

References:
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia.
Source:
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Grallina-cyanoleuca
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie-lark
http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/magpie-lark

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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!

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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!

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