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It has now been over three weeks since the Mainland Release Project released 23 Orange-bellied Parrots at three sites in the Werribee and Avalon areas. 
The field teams involved in the DELWP and Zoos Victoria project have been monitoring the release sites regularly to see how the Orange-bellied Parrots are settling into life in the wild.

Most of the birds released at two of the sites, the Spit Nature Conservation Reserve and the Western Treatment Plant, have been seen repeatedly over the first two weeks. Observations confirm these birds are learning to use their new environments and feed naturally. 
The majority of birds released at the third site, Avalon Coastal Reserve, were seen in the area soon after release, but are proving more elusive. 
Sadly, we have confirmed one bird has died at the Western Treatment Plant (necropsy results pending) and the partial remains of a bird from the Avalon Coastal Reserve were retrieved (assumed taken by a predator). A wild adult male, known as Blue Orange C, has been sighted at the Western Treatment Plant this week. This male is a regular visitor to the area in autumn and winter, and in previous years has enjoyed the company of our released flocks. 
We continue to monitor the birds closely, widen our search areas, and watch the area for the arrival of wild Orange-bellied Parrots, which are expected any day now. 
DELWP and @zoosvictoria are currently leading the Orange-bellied Parrot Mainland Release Trial, with the support of @birdlifeoz, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, @melbournewater, @parksvic, @zoossa and the Orange-bellied Parrot Tasmanian Program.

This innovative project is designed to boost the wild population of the critically endangered species. 
Details of Orange-bellied Parrot sightings around the Werribee and Avalon areas can be sent to OBP.Release@delwp.vic.gov.au - Beautiful photo by Steve Davidson - 
#orangebelliedparrot #Biodiversity2037 #wildlifeconservation

It has now been over three weeks since the Mainland Release Project released 23 Orange-bellied Parrots at three sites in the Werribee and Avalon areas.
The field teams involved in the DELWP and Zoos Victoria project have been monitoring the release sites regularly to see how the Orange-bellied Parrots are settling into life in the wild.

Most of the birds released at two of the sites, the Spit Nature Conservation Reserve and the Western Treatment Plant, have been seen repeatedly over the first two weeks. Observations confirm these birds are learning to use their new environments and feed naturally.
The majority of birds released at the third site, Avalon Coastal Reserve, were seen in the area soon after release, but are proving more elusive.
Sadly, we have confirmed one bird has died at the Western Treatment Plant (necropsy results pending) and the partial remains of a bird from the Avalon Coastal Reserve were retrieved (assumed taken by a predator). A wild adult male, known as Blue Orange C, has been sighted at the Western Treatment Plant this week. This male is a regular visitor to the area in autumn and winter, and in previous years has enjoyed the company of our released flocks.
We continue to monitor the birds closely, widen our search areas, and watch the area for the arrival of wild Orange-bellied Parrots, which are expected any day now.
DELWP and @zoosvictoria are currently leading the Orange-bellied Parrot Mainland Release Trial, with the support of @birdlifeoz , Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, @melbournewater , @parksvic , @zoossa and the Orange-bellied Parrot Tasmanian Program.

This innovative project is designed to boost the wild population of the critically endangered species.
Details of Orange-bellied Parrot sightings around the Werribee and Avalon areas can be sent to OBP.Release@delwp.vic.gov.au - Beautiful photo by Steve Davidson -
#orangebelliedparrot #Biodiversity2037 #wildlifeconservation

111 3 16 May, 2019

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It’s actually pretty rare to see a Platypus in the wild, but one spot you can find them quite easily is in the Eungella National Park in Queensland. We were lucky enough to see them during our travels in 2012. So cute!!!

It’s actually pretty rare to see a Platypus in the wild, but one spot you can find them quite easily is in the Eungella National Park in Queensland. We were lucky enough to see them during our travels in 2012. So cute!!!

96 6 13 May, 2019

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Mum’s pouch will always feel like the safest place to be. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful Mums. - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

Mum’s pouch will always feel like the safest place to be. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful Mums. - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

125 3 12 May, 2019
What are you up to this Mother’s Day? Healesville Sanctuary’s Curlew mother and chick are planning to spend some quality time together in the aviary. - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

What are you up to this Mother’s Day? Healesville Sanctuary’s Curlew mother and chick are planning to spend some quality time together in the aviary. - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

159 2 10 May, 2019
#echidna on our driveway #brisbanewildlife #wildoz @bjawjik8 #ozwildlife

#echidna on our driveway #brisbanewildlife #wildoz @bjawjik8 #ozwildlife

95 17 10 May, 2019
Not out of the bed for 18 hours? Must be a #koala . Did you know that the koalas are inactive for several hours a day and this is attributed to their diet of eucalyptus and tiny brains..
#animallovers #aussiesofinstagram #seeaustralia #sleep #sleepy #teddy #nativewildlife #ozwildlife #wildplanet #traveling #abcmyphoto #ausgeo #canonaustralia #exploreoz #mytravelgram #australiananimals

Not out of the bed for 18 hours? Must be a #koala . Did you know that the koalas are inactive for several hours a day and this is attributed to their diet of eucalyptus and tiny brains..
#animallovers #aussiesofinstagram #seeaustralia #sleep #sleepy #teddy #nativewildlife #ozwildlife #wildplanet #traveling #abcmyphoto #ausgeo #canonaustralia #exploreoz #mytravelgram #australiananimals

31 3 10 May, 2019
This Sunday, don’t forget to give your Mum an extra cuddle. #MothersDayCuddle - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

This Sunday, don’t forget to give your Mum an extra cuddle. #MothersDayCuddle - Photo by @zoosvictoria -

151 5 9 May, 2019

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A few photos from my recent trip to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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#wildlifeofaustralia #ozwildlife #australianbirdphotography #australianbirds #reptilesofaustralia #panoptes

A few photos from my recent trip to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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#wildlifeofaustralia #ozwildlife #australianbirdphotography #australianbirds #reptilesofaustralia #panoptes

61 1 6 May, 2019
Nearly every morning I go for a walk before work and a part of this is through the Baigup Wetlands. I’m going to share some of the cool birds I watch while I have my coffee. Starting with a spotless crake and buff banded rail  #wabirds #westernaustralianbirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #birdlfeoz #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks

Nearly every morning I go for a walk before work and a part of this is through the Baigup Wetlands. I’m going to share some of the cool birds I watch while I have my coffee. Starting with a spotless crake and buff banded rail #wabirds #westernaustralianbirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #birdlfeoz #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks

161 7 5 May, 2019
This is the closest our resident Echidna Ellie has ever let me come near her without totally freaking out and rolling into a spiky ball for 20 minutes or until I go far far away.. maybe her eyesight is failing. .
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#echidna #monotreme #ozwildlife #cuteanimals #wildlifeofaustralia

This is the closest our resident Echidna Ellie has ever let me come near her without totally freaking out and rolling into a spiky ball for 20 minutes or until I go far far away.. maybe her eyesight is failing. .
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#echidna #monotreme #ozwildlife #cuteanimals #wildlifeofaustralia

50 3 30 April, 2019

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Quick video of a snake call-out I attended today for a White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae)! It was in a backyard only 7km from the centre of Brisbane! Relocation was not even required (best outcome : ) once I educated the homeowner about this species. So I released it in the rock wall in the backyard, where it will happily gobble up the numerous skunk lizards I spotted there during my visit. They’re nocturnal, btw. Great to see these harmless (venomous but super inoffensive) snakes persisting in the ‘burbs!  #snakesofinstagram #cacophisharriettae #cacophis #venomoussnakes #wildoz #ozwildlife

Quick video of a snake call-out I attended today for a White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae)! It was in a backyard only 7km from the centre of Brisbane! Relocation was not even required (best outcome : ) once I educated the homeowner about this species. So I released it in the rock wall in the backyard, where it will happily gobble up the numerous skunk lizards I spotted there during my visit. They’re nocturnal, btw. Great to see these harmless (venomous but super inoffensive) snakes persisting in the ‘burbs! #snakesofinstagram #cacophisharriettae #cacophis #venomoussnakes #wildoz #ozwildlife

39 0 28 April, 2019
Native bees 🐝 or wasps building a new home #ozwildlife #daywalks#springbrooknationalpark

Native bees 🐝 or wasps building a new home #ozwildlife #daywalks #springbrooknationalpark

4 0 27 April, 2019
These stunning Mallee ring necks like to eat the fruit in my parents yard and then fly across the road to sit on the old posts of a former vineyard. Makes for some interesting photo opportunities #malleeringneck # malleebirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks #parrotOTD

These stunning Mallee ring necks like to eat the fruit in my parents yard and then fly across the road to sit on the old posts of a former vineyard. Makes for some interesting photo opportunities #malleeringneck # malleebirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks #parrotOTD

443 11 26 April, 2019
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⁣✨How lucky are we to have this pair of tawny frogmouths living in our fir tree?⁣⁣
⁣✨We used to see them intermittently around the place, but this past fortnight they’ve settled in this tree.⁣⁣
⁣✨The tree is really close to our verandah, so they get TV noise, the dogs barking and goodness knows what else, but they just stay there happy and snuggled up until it’s time to go out for the night⁣⁣
⁣✨This kind of thing is absolutely why I love living here ❤️

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⁣✨How lucky are we to have this pair of tawny frogmouths living in our fir tree?⁣⁣
⁣✨We used to see them intermittently around the place, but this past fortnight they’ve settled in this tree.⁣⁣
⁣✨The tree is really close to our verandah, so they get TV noise, the dogs barking and goodness knows what else, but they just stay there happy and snuggled up until it’s time to go out for the night⁣⁣
⁣✨This kind of thing is absolutely why I love living here ❤️

21 2 23 April, 2019
A l’observatoire des baleines 🐋 Magnifique sunset 🌅 😊
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#greatoceanroadtrip #whales #sunsetlover #oceanie #trip #beachlife🌴 #pvtistes #trip #travelerlife #pictureoftheday #backpacker #backpackers #ozwildlife #aussie

A l’observatoire des baleines 🐋 Magnifique sunset 🌅 😊
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#greatoceanroadtrip #whales #sunsetlover #oceanie #trip #beachlife 🌴 #pvtistes #trip #travelerlife #pictureoftheday #backpacker #backpackers #ozwildlife #aussie

45 3 11 hours ago
These blue bonnets were busy feeding on the salt bush. They are such flighty parrots and because of this I have had to crop this photo quite a bit. Despite this I was surprised at the retained details considering I only had a 1 inch sensor #bluebonnets #malleebirds #sonyrx10 #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #parrotsofinstagram #parrotoftheday

These blue bonnets were busy feeding on the salt bush. They are such flighty parrots and because of this I have had to crop this photo quite a bit. Despite this I was surprised at the retained details considering I only had a 1 inch sensor #bluebonnets #malleebirds #sonyrx10 #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #parrotsofinstagram #parrotoftheday

257 15 11 April, 2019
When it's nearly the weekend and you know you can take it easy from here..
Photographer: @cassshep
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Congratulations from the @exploreandcapturebrisbane team. Please check out the rest of this artists amazing gallery.
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Selected By: @benjpphotography
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When it's nearly the weekend and you know you can take it easy from here..
Photographer: @cassshep
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Congratulations from the @exploreandcapturebrisbane team. Please check out the rest of this artists amazing gallery.
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Selected By: @benjpphotography
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63 4 11 April, 2019

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These stunning Mallee ring necks like to eat the fruit in my parents yard and then fly across the road to sit on the old posts of a former vineyard. Makes for some interesting photo opportunities #malleeringneck # malleebirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks #parrotOTD

These stunning Mallee ring necks like to eat the fruit in my parents yard and then fly across the road to sit on the old posts of a former vineyard. Makes for some interesting photo opportunities #malleeringneck # malleebirds #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofaustralia #australianbirdlife #wildoz #aussiebirds #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirdphotography #australiangeographic #australiannatives #birdphotographyaustralia #australianbirds #ausgeo #wildlifeofaustralia #anzang #naturephotography #nature #australia #seeaustralia #wildoz #ozwild #ozwildlife #abcmyphoto #wildlifeperfection #birdfreaks #parrotOTD

443 11 26 April, 2019

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