Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals

(Almost) Strictly For The Birds

You would think that as we live almost inside a National Park I’d have no trouble getting photos of wildlife but most of them are either nocturnal or very shy. You may remember what happened last time I got it into my head to photograph potoroos in the garden. (I fell over.)

I seem to do better with birds so here are some of my favourite bird photos from the archives and a few potoroos thrown in for good measure.

The eye of a pigeon.
Southern Black Backed Gull.
Green or Tasmanian Rosella

Potoroidae is a family of marsupials, small Australian animals known as bettongs, potoroos, and rat-kangaroos. All are rabbit-sized, brown, jumping marsupials and resemble a large rodent or a very small wallaby.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


    • I actually fell after the potoroo had taken off but if I hadn’t gone to get the camera to photograph him it wouldn’t have happened. Just glad that the camera was OK.


  1. I’m always glad the camera is OK too. I figure I will heal, but the camera won’t. Your pigeon and black-backed gull look exactly the same as mine, but that rosella is beautiful. The Potoroo is awfully cute. I think the only marsupial we have locally is our Opossum and they live all over the U.S. There may be others, but I don’t know them. Opossums, though, live everywhere including right in the middle of Boston proper.

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    • We have a couple of varieties of possum too but they are usually heard but not seen. I reckon they are the ones who keep eating my balcony plants. I had to put a net over them.


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