Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, Kangaroo Island Hotel, hosted Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
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|5/3/08||Our dam has recently dried up so the animals are looking around the house for a drink, sometimes during the middle of the day. We have put out another bowl several weeks ago on the fromt lawn. It is not unusual to see 6 kangaroos all drinking at once, 4 at one bowl, 2 at the other. It makes for interesting viewing as they all interact, usually in a friendly manner with the occasional boxing spar.|
The birds seem to be shyer, more toleramt but easily frightened, even by the bees that also come for water. 4 Crimson Rosellas this morning, 2 red backed adults with 2 olive green backed juveniles with the usual visitors including numerous pairs of Firetails, Honeyeaters and Superb Fairy Wrens.
|5/1/08||Over the last few days it has been delightful to watch the different birds coming to our birdbath for a bath generally spotted around 8am. One day it was lots of Superb Fairy Wrens, up to 5 birds at a time with a pair of Silver Eyes and the next day it was wrens, a pair of Beautiful Firetails followed by a pair of New Holland Honeyeaters. |
Yesterday our guests went for a swim west of our Pebble Beach and saw kangaroos, wallabies and a goanna along the track to the beach.
On the way to cricket yesterday there was a Koala in the usual Pt.Lincoln Mallee along our track but not there when we returned as it is a short tree with not much shade and it was hot in the afternoon.
Last week our guests were treated to the sight of a dozen or so of Dolphins going past and then circling most likely a school of fish (dark patch in the water) together with white bird activity, most likely Australian Gannets.
|20/12/07||Its now 2 weeks since the bushfires started on Kangaroo Island, caused by lightning strikes. At a meeting with the Country Fire Service for Commercial Tour Operators yesterday it was announced that more Parks will be open for visitors in the next few days. It was expected that all Parks would be reopening in only a few more days after safety checks are completed. One of the main concerns is the possibility of large trees affected by fire falling over. Visitors will be able to see most wildlife that would normally be seen. As we are over 50 km from the nearest major fire area, our wildlife is unaffected.|
We have had a lot of small bush flies lately. It has been interesting to watch the Superb Fairy Wrens in our Greenhouse. We have been leaving doors open to allow air circulation and the birds like to come in and pick the flies of the bottom of the glass doors. They normally catch up to 10 or so before they decide a change of diet is required. Several days ago we had 3 breeding males (bright blue colourings)at once all eating flies off windows without bothering one another as well as several females.
|2/12/07||Guests are continuing to see lots of wild life on our tours and in their own travels including Goannas, Echidnas, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koalas. Possums only at night, Crimson Rosellas and Glossy Black Cockatoos at Lathami CP.|
At present mainly Kangaroos are drinking from the front bowl and only a few Wallabies. It was very surprising to see 10 Kangaroos in twos (likely to be mum and last year's joey generally) on a Coastal Wildlife Tour with guests. Not many new joeys this year no doubt due to the very dry last summer. Birds (Superb Fairy Wrens, Beautiful Firetails, Honey eaters, Silvereyes) continuing to prefer the water from the bowl on the ground to the pedestal water bath.