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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

Visualising The Devastating Effects of Early Pioneer Australian Farm Land Clearing – Lake Dumbleyung

Visualising The Devastating Effects of Early Pioneer Australian Farm Land Clearing – Lake Dumbleyung

One Ancient Old Growth Eucalyptus Tree – Home to a Thousand Species of Animals – Think About It!

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

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

See these Good Documentarys …

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

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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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

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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

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!
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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

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

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

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!

The Poisonous Toxic Brown Gunk & Sludge in Our Tap Water after Distilling

The Poisonous Toxic Brown Gunk & Sludge in Our Tap Water after Distilling

Aboriginal First Aid Survival Tip – Eucalyptus Leaf Band Aid on Cuts, Scratches, Burns & Dandelions

Aboriginal First Aid Survival Tip – Eucalyptus Leaf Band Aid on Cuts, Scratches, Burns & Dandelions

Videos to watch on the treatment, abuse, neglect and problems that Aboriginal Australian People face today a problem that will never, ever be fixed and I mean NEVER:

Aboriginal Petrol Sniffing
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=petrol+sniffing

Aboriginal Domestic Violence
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Aboriginal+Domestic+Violence

Aboriginal Poverty
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Aboriginal+Poverty

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Addiction
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Aboriginal+Drug+and+Alcohol+Addiction

australia’s aboriginal shame
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=australia%27s+aboriginal+shame

Aboriginal Bush Tucker & Survival Tip – Eucalyptus Leaf Band Aid on Cuts, Scratches and Burns and Dandelions