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Creation: Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

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Photos taken by naross, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are Australian native birds and are members of the nightjar family. Often mistaken for owls, Tawny Frogmouths are more closely related to kookaburras and kingfishers than to owls.
Males and females look alike and are 14–21 in long. These birds can weigh up to 1.5 lbs to as much as 3.1 lbs in the case of overweight zoo specimens. They have yellow eyes and a wide beak topped with a tuft of bristly feathers. They make loud clacking sounds with their beaks and emit a reverberating booming call.
Tawny Frogmouths hunt at night and spend the day roosting on a dead log or tree branch close to the tree trunk. Their camouflage is excellent and by staying very still and upright, they look just like part of the branch.
The Tawny Frogmouth’s diet is made up of nocturnal insects, worms, slugs, snails, small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. They catch their prey by pouncing to the ground from a tree or other elevated perch. Some preys, such as moths, are caught in flight, which has led to many unfortunate instances of birds being hit by cars while chasing insects illuminated in the beam of the headlights. Unlike owls who fly around at night hunting, the Frogmouths sit very still on a low perch and wait for food to come to them, catching their prey with their beaks rather than with their talons. Like owls, Frogmouths have large eyes, excellent hearing, and are silent in flight.
The Tawny Frogmouth can be seen in almost any habitat type (except the denser rainforests and treeless deserts), including heath, forest and woodlands, urban and rural areas. They also have been seen in backyards and on fences, roosting during daylight hours in trees.
Source: Project Noah
~Eowyn

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Abe and Esther

Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Suddenly, over the public address system, the captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

Thanks to the skill of the  flight crew, the plane lands safely on the tiny island.
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An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our VISA and MasterCard bills yet?”

“No, sweetheart,” she responds.
Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?”
“Oh, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.

“One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the estimate check to the IRS this quarter?” he asks.

“Oh, forgive me, Abe,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.”

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years.

Esther pulls away and asks him, “What was that for?”

Abe answers, “They’ll find us!”

taxed to death

H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska 😀

~Eowyn

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Attack Of The Ginormous Snail. Poor Woman Never Stood A Chance.

 
 
 
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Well not exactly you will see. If you would be so kind as to scroll down  just a bit you will see.

 
 
 
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This photo was taken somewhere in Europe, and I can’t believe I never saw it before – specially since the author behind it is one and only #Julian Beever, master of 3D pavement art. What you see below is a street and a plain stone bench occupied by an ordinary citizen and one unordinary creature. Both pavement and bench are partially covered by a chalk drawing. The drawing disappears in places, and at one point seems to bump into a metal pole. What I find so interesting about this anamorphic painting is it’s seamless transition between flat pavement surface and a bench. But I guess this all makes sense when you see it from another angle. Both photos are included!
~Steve~
https://www.moillusions.com

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Agenda 21: Heroic Ann Bressington, Australian MP – Names the NWO Gang

It’s been an amazing year in the fight against the UN Agenda 21-Sustainable Development juggernaut.  As public awareness has grown through the efforts of citizen activists from both sides of the political spectrum, political parties and legislators are taking a stand.  You can find the  anti-Agenda 21 legislation here, 
They’re fighting it in Australia, too.  Member of Parliament, Ann Bressington, spells out the totalitarian plan chronologically and names the names of the perpetrators  quoting NWO boy, George H.W. Bush, ” There will be a profound reorientation of all human activity.”

In the face of the pushback by average citizens and legislators, the UN-USA Executive Director, Patrick Madden, posted an article in March, 2012 calling the people taking a stand against  UN Agenda 21 conspiracy theory wackos and called supporters of Agenda 21 “… we do need to be vocal and vigorous in defense of the UN to ensure the facts are set straight and our message is heard. You can do this by speaking at city council meetings or writing a Letter to the Editor and op-ed, specifically tailored to debunking the Agenda 21.” 
It’s going to be an uphill battle for the UN boys.  It’s hard to debunk a conspiracy when videos of United Nations strongman Maurice Strong, reveals himself as a conspirator in pushing the true agenda behind Agenda 21. 
https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/where-did-agenda-21-come-from-daddy-well-honey-it-all-started-with-a-man-named-maurice-strong/

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Creation: Blue Banded Bee

Amegilla cingulata

blue banded beePhoto taken by SatyenM in Maharashtra, India

The blue banded bee (Amegilla cingulata) is a bee native to Australia, believed to contribute to at least 30% of the continent’s crops through its distinctive “buzz pollination“.
Cingulata is from the Latin word cingulum (“belt”) referring to the bee’s distinctive bands. Unlike the honey bee, A. cingulata has pale blue stripes on its abdomen instead of yellow. The female has four bands; the male has five complete bands that are brighter blue in color to attract female bees. In size, blue banded bees can grow to 0.39–0.47 in.
In contrast to honey bees that live in hives, blue banded bees are solitary creatures who build solitary nests, though often close to one another. Blue banded can sting but are not as aggressive as other bees. They nest in soft sandstone, burrows, dried up river banks, old clay homes and in mortar between bricks. Cells at the end of tunnels contain an egg with a pollen/nectar mixture for emerging larvae.
Though native to Australia, the blue banded bee is also found in tropical and subtropical Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor and Malaysia. The bees inhabit urban areas, woodlands, forests and heath areas.
H/t Project Noah
~Eowyn

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Ghosts?

A professor at the Brighton University was giving a lecture on Paranormal Studies. To get a feel for his audience, he asks, “How many people here believe in ghosts?” About 90 students raise their hands.
“Well, that’s a good start. Out of those who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you have seen a ghost?” About 40 students raise their hands.
“That’s really good. I’m really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?” About 15 students raise their hand.
“Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?” Three students raise their hands.
“That’s fantastic. Now let me ask you one question further…Have any of you ever had sex with a ghost?” Way in the back, Ahmed raises his hand.
The professor takes off his glasses and says “Ahmed, in all the years I’ve been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have had sex with a ghost. You’ve got to come up here and tell us about your experience.”
The Middle Eastern student replies with a nod and a grin, and makes his way up to the podium. When he reached the front of the room, the professor asks, “So, Ahmed, tell us what it’s like to have sex with a ghost?”
Ahmed replies, “Ghost? Damn, from way back there I thought you said goats.”
~Steve~                                 H/T  KhetaAmanti

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Dead Satellite Has Crashed, We Just Don't Know Where

The latest is that NASA thinks the fragmented pieces of the 12,000 lbs. satellite crashed into the Pacific, somewhere near Australia.
Seth Borenstein reports for the AP, Sept 24, 2011:
NASA’s dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early Saturday morning, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean.
Details were still sketchy, but the U.S. Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say that the bus-sized satellite first penetrated Earth’s atmosphere somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. That doesn’t necessarily mean it all fell into the sea. NASA’s calculations had predicted that the former climate research satellite would fall over a 500-mile swath.
The two government agencies say the 35-foot satellite fell sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT and 1:09 a.m. EDT. NASA said it didn’t know the precise time or location yet.
~Eowyn

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