This bird is in breeding colour... much brighter orange-rufous than the colours of the Red-necked Stint - I have left the Red-necked Stints in for comparisons. In the primary picture you can also see the white 'line' across the mantle (upper back) of which the two lines from the rear appear as a loose V and is one of the diagnostic features of a Little Stint.
Female (hind) Reed Deer captured on trail cam. In private land next to Wombat State Forest at Spring Hill 3444. Have seen up to 6 hinds at a time. None tagged or marked, living feral but possibly farm escapes originally.
A small silky black moth about 6 mm long with tufts of scales on the fore wings. On each fore wing was a small gold crescent, about one-third of the distance from the trailing margin. Labial palps were recurved and covered with setae. Some banding in the legs visible.
Spotted under bright lights after a warm day near a national park (Dandenong Ranges)
Can't find an ID. Oecophoridae ?, Gelechioidea ? or Cosmopterigidae ? . Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Locally rare species. Similar to Swamp Gum but with rough bark over most of the tree except the smaller branches (<10cm diameter). Smaller leaves and fruits than swamp gum and buds with distinct pedicel.
A large brown paper-thin fruiting body with a ruffled upper surface and beautiful white pore surface (underside) arising from a damp log. The fruiting body had a very short stipe.
Spotted in a temperate rain forest